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GOES-East Mesoscale view - Tropospheric Dust Content at 33°N - 102°W - Lynn County, TX

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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 21 Feb 2024 - 2209 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 21 Feb 2024 - 2209 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 21 Feb 2024 - 2222 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 21 Feb 2024 - 2223 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 21 Feb 2024 - 2226 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 21 Feb 2024 - 2227 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 21 Feb 2024 - 2228 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 21 Feb 2024 - 2233 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 21 Feb 2024 - 2234 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 21 Feb 2024 - 2235 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 21 Feb 2024 - 2236 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 21 Feb 2024 - 2237 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 21 Feb 2024 - 2238 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 21 Feb 2024 - 2239 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)