Dust Storm Off Southern Coast of Iceland
On May 11 and 12, 2002, the Sea-viewing Wide Field-of-view Sensor (SeaWiFS) observed a large plume of dust (brownish pixels) blown by stiff winds out from Icelands southern coast over the North Atlantic Ocean. This particular scene was acquired on May 12. In the large image (click on the image above), the low pressure cell that was driving the wind on that
day is readily discernible to the southeast of the island.
This image originally appeared on the Earth Observatory. Click here to view the full, original record.