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Saharan Dust Crosses the Atlantic

Saharan Dust Crosses the Atlantic
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Saharan Dust Crosses the Atlantic

This photo-like satellite image from June 1, 2010, shows the trans-oceanic connection between Africa and the Amazon: Saharan dust ferried across the Atlantic on easterly winds.

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Saharan Dust Crosses the Atlantic
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Saharan Dust Crosses the Atlantic

Acquired May 29, 2010, this natural-color image shows Saharan dust plumes blowing past Cape Verde toward the west.

Atmosphere Dust and Haze

Saharan Dust Crosses the Atlantic
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Saharan Dust Crosses the Atlantic

Acquired June 1, 2010, this natural-color image shows a thin plume of dust off the coast of South America.

Atmosphere Dust and Haze

Dust off Western Africa
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Dust off Western Africa

Acquired May 28, 2010, this natural-color image shows thick plumes of dust blowing off the west coast of Africa, past Cape Verde, and over the Atlantic Ocean.

Atmosphere Dust and Haze