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Dust Storm off the African West Coast

Dust Storm off the African West Coast

On March 29, 2008, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite captured this image of dust storm activity off the west coast of Africa. This image shows the second consecutive day’s dust plume activity off Africa’s coast. In this image, the dust, although thinner than that of the previous day, has spread over a wider range. The dust has both moved farther south, and skirted Cape Verde in the west.

NASA image courtesy Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response team. Caption by Michon Scott.