Dust Storm Off Southern Coast of Iceland

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 Iceland’s 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.

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  • Data Date:

    May 12, 2002
  • Visualization Date:

    May 15, 2002
  • Sensor(s):

    OrbView-2 - SeaWiFS


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