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GOES-East Mesoscale view - Tropospheric Dust Content at 37°N - 86°W - Barren County, KY

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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Feb 2023 - 2312 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Feb 2023 - 2312 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Feb 2023 - 2313 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Feb 2023 - 2313 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Feb 2023 - 2314 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Feb 2023 - 2314 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Feb 2023 - 2315 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Feb 2023 - 2315 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Feb 2023 - 2316 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Feb 2023 - 2316 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Feb 2023 - 2317 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Feb 2023 - 2317 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Feb 2023 - 2318 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Feb 2023 - 2318 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Feb 2023 - 2319 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Feb 2023 - 2319 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Feb 2023 - 2320 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Feb 2023 - 2320 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Feb 2023 - 2321 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Feb 2023 - 2321 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Feb 2023 - 2322 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Feb 2023 - 2322 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Feb 2023 - 2323 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Feb 2023 - 2323 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Feb 2023 - 2324 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Feb 2023 - 2324 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Feb 2023 - 2325 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Feb 2023 - 2325 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Feb 2023 - 2326 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Feb 2023 - 2326 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Feb 2023 - 2327 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Feb 2023 - 2327 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Feb 2023 - 2328 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Feb 2023 - 2328 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Feb 2023 - 2329 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Feb 2023 - 2329 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Feb 2023 - 2330 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Feb 2023 - 2330 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Feb 2023 - 2331 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Feb 2023 - 2331 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Feb 2023 - 2333 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Feb 2023 - 2333 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Feb 2023 - 2334 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Feb 2023 - 2334 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Feb 2023 - 2335 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Feb 2023 - 2335 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Feb 2023 - 2336 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Feb 2023 - 2336 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Feb 2023 - 2337 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Feb 2023 - 2337 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Feb 2023 - 2338 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Feb 2023 - 2338 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Feb 2023 - 2339 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Feb 2023 - 2339 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Feb 2023 - 2340 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Feb 2023 - 2340 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Feb 2023 - 2341 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Feb 2023 - 2341 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Feb 2023 - 2342 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Feb 2023 - 2342 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)