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GOES-East Mesoscale view - Tropospheric Dust Content at 31°N - 95°W - Trinity County, TX

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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 01 Dec 2023 - 0825 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 01 Dec 2023 - 0825 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 01 Dec 2023 - 0826 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 01 Dec 2023 - 0826 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 01 Dec 2023 - 0827 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 01 Dec 2023 - 0827 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 01 Dec 2023 - 0828 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 01 Dec 2023 - 0828 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 01 Dec 2023 - 0829 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 01 Dec 2023 - 0829 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 01 Dec 2023 - 0830 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 01 Dec 2023 - 0830 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 01 Dec 2023 - 0831 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 01 Dec 2023 - 0831 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 01 Dec 2023 - 0832 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 01 Dec 2023 - 0832 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 01 Dec 2023 - 0834 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 01 Dec 2023 - 0834 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 01 Dec 2023 - 0835 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 01 Dec 2023 - 0835 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 01 Dec 2023 - 0836 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 01 Dec 2023 - 0836 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 01 Dec 2023 - 0837 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 01 Dec 2023 - 0837 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 01 Dec 2023 - 0839 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 01 Dec 2023 - 0839 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 01 Dec 2023 - 0840 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 01 Dec 2023 - 0840 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 01 Dec 2023 - 0841 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 01 Dec 2023 - 0841 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 01 Dec 2023 - 0842 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 01 Dec 2023 - 0842 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 01 Dec 2023 - 0843 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 01 Dec 2023 - 0843 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 01 Dec 2023 - 0844 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 01 Dec 2023 - 0844 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 01 Dec 2023 - 0845 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 01 Dec 2023 - 0845 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 01 Dec 2023 - 0846 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 01 Dec 2023 - 0846 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 01 Dec 2023 - 0847 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 01 Dec 2023 - 0847 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 01 Dec 2023 - 0848 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 01 Dec 2023 - 0848 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 01 Dec 2023 - 0849 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 01 Dec 2023 - 0849 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 01 Dec 2023 - 0850 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 01 Dec 2023 - 0850 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 01 Dec 2023 - 0851 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 01 Dec 2023 - 0851 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 01 Dec 2023 - 0852 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 01 Dec 2023 - 0852 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 01 Dec 2023 - 0853 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 01 Dec 2023 - 0853 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 01 Dec 2023 - 0854 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 01 Dec 2023 - 0854 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 01 Dec 2023 - 0856 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 01 Dec 2023 - 0856 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 01 Dec 2023 - 0857 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 01 Dec 2023 - 0857 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)