Dust Cloud over Sea of Japan
Image courtesy the SeaWiFS Project,
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, and ORBIMAGE
Dust continued to fill the skies over eastern
Asia yesterday. The full-resolution version
of this Sea-viewing Wide Field-of-view Sensor (SeaWiFS) image also shows that the
volcano, Mount Oyama, on the island of Miyake-jima due south of Tokyo, is also adding its own aerosols to the mix. The grayish plume can be seen drifting first eastward and then southeastward from the small island.
A large patch of sea ice is visible in the
upper right corner of the image to the north
This image originally appeared on the Earth Observatory. Click here to view the full, original record.