Dust Storm over Mauritania
acquired April 27, 2003 download large image (472 KB, JPEG, 2400x3200)

A thick plume of dust (light brown) blew over southern Mauritania toward the tropical Atlantic Ocean, on April 27, 2003. In the high-resolution version (click the image above), waves and other structure can be seen in the dust plume. The towns of Rosso and Bogue, Mauritania, are completely obscured by the dust.

This true-color image was acquired by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS), aboard the Aqua satellite, on April 27.

Image courtesy Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA GSFC

Instrument(s): 
Aqua - MODIS

Dust Storm over Mauritania

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