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Saharan Dust off Portugal

Dust Blown from Africa to Scandinavia
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Dust Blown from Africa to Scandinavia

The Ozone Monitoring Instrument (OMI) on NASA's Aura satellite spied dust from a Saharan sand storm blowing several thousand kilometers over the North Atlantic and Europe in April 2011.

Image of the Day Atmosphere Dust and Haze

Saharan Dust off Europe
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Saharan Dust off Europe

Acquired April 8, 2011, this natural-color image shows dust plumes off the coast of Europe.

Atmosphere Land Water Dust and Haze

Saharan Dust off Portugal
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Saharan Dust off Portugal

A thick plume of tan dust hangs over the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Portugal in this image taken on April 6, 2011.

Image of the Day Atmosphere Land Dust and Haze