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GOES-East Mesoscale view - Tropospheric Dust Content at 38°N - 75°W - Near Worcester County, MD

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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 30 May 2024 - 1527 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 30 May 2024 - 1527 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 30 May 2024 - 1528 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 30 May 2024 - 1528 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 30 May 2024 - 1529 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 30 May 2024 - 1530 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 30 May 2024 - 1531 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 30 May 2024 - 1532 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 30 May 2024 - 1533 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 30 May 2024 - 1534 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 30 May 2024 - 1535 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 30 May 2024 - 1536 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 30 May 2024 - 1537 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 30 May 2024 - 1538 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 30 May 2024 - 1539 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 30 May 2024 - 1539 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 30 May 2024 - 1540 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 30 May 2024 - 1541 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 30 May 2024 - 1542 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 30 May 2024 - 1542 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 30 May 2024 - 1543 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 30 May 2024 - 1543 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 30 May 2024 - 1544 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 30 May 2024 - 1544 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 30 May 2024 - 1545 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 30 May 2024 - 1545 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 30 May 2024 - 1546 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 30 May 2024 - 1546 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 30 May 2024 - 1547 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 30 May 2024 - 1547 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 30 May 2024 - 1548 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 30 May 2024 - 1548 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 30 May 2024 - 1549 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 30 May 2024 - 1549 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 30 May 2024 - 1550 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 30 May 2024 - 1550 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 30 May 2024 - 1551 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 30 May 2024 - 1551 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 30 May 2024 - 1552 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 30 May 2024 - 1552 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 30 May 2024 - 1554 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 30 May 2024 - 1554 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 30 May 2024 - 1555 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 30 May 2024 - 1555 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 30 May 2024 - 1556 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 30 May 2024 - 1556 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 30 May 2024 - 1557 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 30 May 2024 - 1557 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)