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Dust Plumes off Argentina

Dust Plumes off Argentina

Dust plumes spread along the Argentine coast in late March 2009. A little over four hours after the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite captured dust plumes blowing eastward just north of Golfo San Matías, MODIS on NASA’s Aqua satellite captured this image, at 3:45 p.m. local time on March 28, 2009. In this shot, the day’s largest dust plume remains intact, and many smaller plumes appear to the south. All of the plumes blow eastward off the coast and over the Atlantic Ocean.

NASA image by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, Goddard Space Flight Center. Caption by Michon Scott.