Light brown streamers of dust were blowing southward off the southern coast of Iceland on October 5, 2004. Strong winds pushed by a large low-pressure system to the southeast (not shown in this image) were sweeping the dust off the land and carrying it for more than a hundred kilometers over the North Atlantic.
This true-color image was acquired by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard NASA’s Aqua satellite. The high-resolution copy available here is 250 meters per pixel. Additional resolution copies of this image are also available.
A low-pressure system north of the United Kingdom was
blowing dust off Iceland and sending it southward over the Atlantic Ocean on Oct. 5, 2004. Both SeaWiFS and Aqua MODIS captured images of the event.