Saharan dust off Corsica and Sardinia

Saharan dust off Corsica and Sardinia
  • Credit:

    Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

A plume of tan-colored Saharan dust (bottom left) is blowing in from North Africa over the Mediterranean Sea in this Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) image from the Terra satellite on July 22, 2003. In the center of the image are Corsica (top) and Sardinia (bottom). Red dots on Corsica indicate MODIS. detection of an actively burning fire. A few fires were scattered across Italy (top right) as well.

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  • Data Date:

    July 22, 2003
  • Visualization Date:

    July 22, 2003
  • Sensor(s):

    Terra - MODIS
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