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GOES-East Mesoscale view - Tropospheric Dust Content at 32°N - 81°W - Chatham County, GA

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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 26 Jan 2023 - 0222 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 26 Jan 2023 - 0222 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 26 Jan 2023 - 0223 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 26 Jan 2023 - 0223 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 26 Jan 2023 - 0224 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 26 Jan 2023 - 0225 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 26 Jan 2023 - 0227 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 26 Jan 2023 - 0228 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 26 Jan 2023 - 0230 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 26 Jan 2023 - 0231 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 26 Jan 2023 - 0232 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 26 Jan 2023 - 0233 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 26 Jan 2023 - 0234 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 26 Jan 2023 - 0235 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 26 Jan 2023 - 0237 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 26 Jan 2023 - 0238 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 26 Jan 2023 - 0240 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 26 Jan 2023 - 0241 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 26 Jan 2023 - 0241 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 26 Jan 2023 - 0242 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 26 Jan 2023 - 0243 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 26 Jan 2023 - 0243 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 26 Jan 2023 - 0244 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 26 Jan 2023 - 0244 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 26 Jan 2023 - 0245 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 26 Jan 2023 - 0246 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 26 Jan 2023 - 0247 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 26 Jan 2023 - 0247 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 26 Jan 2023 - 0249 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 26 Jan 2023 - 0249 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 26 Jan 2023 - 0250 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 26 Jan 2023 - 0250 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 26 Jan 2023 - 0252 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 26 Jan 2023 - 0253 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 26 Jan 2023 - 0254 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 26 Jan 2023 - 0254 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 26 Jan 2023 - 0255 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 26 Jan 2023 - 0255 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 26 Jan 2023 - 0256 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 26 Jan 2023 - 0256 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 26 Jan 2023 - 0257 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 26 Jan 2023 - 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)