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Dust Along the African Coast

Dust Along the African Coast

The Sea-viewing Wide field-of-view Sensor (SeaWiFS) captured this true color scene of dust streaming from the deserts along the southwestern coast of Africa into the Atlantic ocean on June 6, 2000.

In late February and early March 2000 much larger dust storms swept dust from the Sahara desert all the way to Mexico and the East Coast of the United States.

Provided by the SeaWiFS Project, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, and ORBIMAGE.