Saharan Dust over the Mediterranean Sea

Saharan Dust over the Mediterranean Sea
  • Credit:

    Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

Plumes of Saharan Desert dust (tan pixels) were blowing off the coast of Libya northward over the Mediterranean Sea on Sept. 10, 2003. This true-color image was acquired by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard NASA´s Aqua satellite.

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  • Data Date:

    September 10, 2003
  • Visualization Date:

    September 10, 2003
  • Sensor(s):

    Aqua - MODIS


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