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GOES-East Mesoscale view - Tropospheric Dust Content at 29°N - 51°W - North Atlantic Ocean

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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 08 Dec 2022 - 1300 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 08 Dec 2022 - 1300 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 08 Dec 2022 - 1301 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 08 Dec 2022 - 1301 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 08 Dec 2022 - 1302 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 08 Dec 2022 - 1303 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 08 Dec 2022 - 1304 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 08 Dec 2022 - 1304 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 08 Dec 2022 - 1305 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 08 Dec 2022 - 1305 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 08 Dec 2022 - 1306 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 08 Dec 2022 - 1306 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 08 Dec 2022 - 1307 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 08 Dec 2022 - 1307 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 08 Dec 2022 - 1308 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 08 Dec 2022 - 1308 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 08 Dec 2022 - 1309 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 08 Dec 2022 - 1309 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 08 Dec 2022 - 1310 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 08 Dec 2022 - 1310 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 08 Dec 2022 - 1311 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 08 Dec 2022 - 1311 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 08 Dec 2022 - 1312 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 08 Dec 2022 - 1312 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 08 Dec 2022 - 1313 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 08 Dec 2022 - 1313 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 08 Dec 2022 - 1314 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 08 Dec 2022 - 1314 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 08 Dec 2022 - 1315 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 08 Dec 2022 - 1315 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 08 Dec 2022 - 1316 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 08 Dec 2022 - 1316 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 08 Dec 2022 - 1317 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 08 Dec 2022 - 1317 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 08 Dec 2022 - 1318 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 08 Dec 2022 - 1318 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 08 Dec 2022 - 1319 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 08 Dec 2022 - 1319 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 08 Dec 2022 - 1320 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 08 Dec 2022 - 1320 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 08 Dec 2022 - 1321 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 08 Dec 2022 - 1321 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 08 Dec 2022 - 1322 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 08 Dec 2022 - 1322 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 08 Dec 2022 - 1323 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 08 Dec 2022 - 1323 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 08 Dec 2022 - 1324 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 08 Dec 2022 - 1324 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 08 Dec 2022 - 1325 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 08 Dec 2022 - 1325 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 08 Dec 2022 - 1326 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 08 Dec 2022 - 1326 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 08 Dec 2022 - 1327 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 08 Dec 2022 - 1327 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 08 Dec 2022 - 1328 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 08 Dec 2022 - 1328 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 08 Dec 2022 - 1329 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 08 Dec 2022 - 1329 UTC
legend for Dust RBG

Dust RGB key:

1 - Dust plume, day (bright magenta, pink) Note: Dust at night becomes purple shades below 3 km

2 - Low, water cloud (light purple)

3 - Desert surface, day (light blue)

4 - Mid, thick clouds (tan shades)

5 - Mid, thin cloud (green)

6 - Cold, thick clouds (red)

7 - High, thin ice clouds (black)

8 - Very thin clouds, over warm surface (blue)


Dust RGB Dust can be hard to see in visible and infrared imagery because it is optically thin, or because it appears similar to other cloud types such as cirrus. The RGB product is able to contrast airborne dust from clouds using band differencing and the IR thermal channel. The IR band differencing allows dust storms to be observed during both daytime and at night.

• For more details, see the Dust RGB Quick Guide, (PDF, 978 KB)