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GOES-East Mesoscale view - Tropospheric Dust Content at 29°N - 89°W - Plaquemines Parish, LA

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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Dec 2023 - 1340 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Dec 2023 - 1340 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Dec 2023 - 1341 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Dec 2023 - 1341 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Dec 2023 - 1342 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Dec 2023 - 1343 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Dec 2023 - 1344 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Dec 2023 - 1344 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Dec 2023 - 1345 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Dec 2023 - 1345 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Dec 2023 - 1346 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Dec 2023 - 1346 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Dec 2023 - 1347 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Dec 2023 - 1347 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Dec 2023 - 1348 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Dec 2023 - 1348 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Dec 2023 - 1349 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Dec 2023 - 1349 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Dec 2023 - 1350 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Dec 2023 - 1350 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Dec 2023 - 1351 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Dec 2023 - 1351 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Dec 2023 - 1352 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Dec 2023 - 1352 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Dec 2023 - 1353 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Dec 2023 - 1353 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Dec 2023 - 1354 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Dec 2023 - 1354 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Dec 2023 - 1355 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Dec 2023 - 1355 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Dec 2023 - 1356 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Dec 2023 - 1356 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Dec 2023 - 1357 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Dec 2023 - 1357 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Dec 2023 - 1358 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Dec 2023 - 1358 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Dec 2023 - 1359 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Dec 2023 - 1359 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Dec 2023 - 1400 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Dec 2023 - 1400 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Dec 2023 - 1401 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Dec 2023 - 1401 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Dec 2023 - 1402 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Dec 2023 - 1402 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Dec 2023 - 1403 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Dec 2023 - 1403 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Dec 2023 - 1404 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Dec 2023 - 1404 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Dec 2023 - 1405 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Dec 2023 - 1405 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Dec 2023 - 1406 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Dec 2023 - 1406 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Dec 2023 - 1407 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Dec 2023 - 1407 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Dec 2023 - 1408 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Dec 2023 - 1408 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Dec 2023 - 1409 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Dec 2023 - 1409 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)