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Dust Plume over Cape Verde
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Dust blew off the west coast of Africa and over Cape Verde on June 17, 2007. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite captured this image the same day. This picture shows the dust plume, hundreds of kilometers across, billowing over the Atlantic. Dust mingles with clouds over Cape Verde. To the west of the archipelago, clouds predominate.