South America Dust?

South America Dust?
  • Credit:

    Provided by the SeaWiFS Project, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, and ORBIMAGE

This might be dust from Peru in this SeaWiFS image, which appears to be blowing westward -- perhaps underneath the clouds which are also visible in the image.

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  • Data Date:

    April 25, 1999
  • Visualization Date:

    April 25, 1999
  • Sensor(s):

    OrbView-2 - SeaWiFS


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