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GOES-East Mesoscale view - Tropospheric Dust Content at 30°N - 80°W - Volusia County, FL

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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 16 May 2024 - 0228 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 16 May 2024 - 0228 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 16 May 2024 - 0229 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 16 May 2024 - 0230 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 16 May 2024 - 0231 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 16 May 2024 - 0232 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 16 May 2024 - 0233 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 16 May 2024 - 0234 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 16 May 2024 - 0235 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 16 May 2024 - 0236 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 16 May 2024 - 0237 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 16 May 2024 - 0237 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 16 May 2024 - 0238 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 16 May 2024 - 0239 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 16 May 2024 - 0240 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 16 May 2024 - 0240 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 16 May 2024 - 0241 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 16 May 2024 - 0241 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 16 May 2024 - 0242 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 16 May 2024 - 0242 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 16 May 2024 - 0243 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 16 May 2024 - 0243 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 16 May 2024 - 0244 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 16 May 2024 - 0244 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 16 May 2024 - 0245 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 16 May 2024 - 0245 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 16 May 2024 - 0246 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 16 May 2024 - 0246 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 16 May 2024 - 0247 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 16 May 2024 - 0247 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 16 May 2024 - 0248 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 16 May 2024 - 0248 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 16 May 2024 - 0249 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 16 May 2024 - 0249 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 16 May 2024 - 0250 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 16 May 2024 - 0250 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 16 May 2024 - 0251 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 16 May 2024 - 0251 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 16 May 2024 - 0252 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 16 May 2024 - 0252 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 16 May 2024 - 0253 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 16 May 2024 - 0253 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 16 May 2024 - 0254 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 16 May 2024 - 0254 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 16 May 2024 - 0255 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 16 May 2024 - 0255 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 16 May 2024 - 0256 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 16 May 2024 - 0256 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 16 May 2024 - 0257 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 16 May 2024 - 0257 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)