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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.

Published Apr 15, 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.

Published Apr 8, 2011

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.

Published Apr 7, 2011

Image of the Day Atmosphere Land Dust and Haze