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GOES-East Mesoscale view - Tropospheric Dust Content at 31°N - 101°W - Near Crockett County, TX

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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 30 May 2024 - 1042 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 30 May 2024 - 1042 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 30 May 2024 - 1043 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 30 May 2024 - 1045 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 30 May 2024 - 1047 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 30 May 2024 - 1051 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 30 May 2024 - 1059 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 30 May 2024 - 1102 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 30 May 2024 - 1106 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 30 May 2024 - 1119 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 30 May 2024 - 1125 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 30 May 2024 - 1127 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 30 May 2024 - 1133 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 30 May 2024 - 1135 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 30 May 2024 - 1143 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 30 May 2024 - 1144 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 30 May 2024 - 1153 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 30 May 2024 - 1155 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 30 May 2024 - 1155 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 30 May 2024 - 1157 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 30 May 2024 - 1157 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 30 May 2024 - 1159 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 30 May 2024 - 1215 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 30 May 2024 - 1221 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 30 May 2024 - 1223 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 30 May 2024 - 1224 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 30 May 2024 - 1231 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 30 May 2024 - 1235 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 30 May 2024 - 1237 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 30 May 2024 - 1252 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 30 May 2024 - 1253 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 30 May 2024 - 1253 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 30 May 2024 - 1254 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 30 May 2024 - 1257 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)