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GOES-East Mesoscale view - Tropospheric Dust Content at 39°N - 99°W - Russell County, KS

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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 28 Feb 2024 - 1125 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 28 Feb 2024 - 1125 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 28 Feb 2024 - 1126 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 28 Feb 2024 - 1126 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 28 Feb 2024 - 1127 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 28 Feb 2024 - 1127 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 28 Feb 2024 - 1128 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 28 Feb 2024 - 1129 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 28 Feb 2024 - 1129 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 28 Feb 2024 - 1130 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 28 Feb 2024 - 1130 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 28 Feb 2024 - 1131 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 28 Feb 2024 - 1131 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 28 Feb 2024 - 1132 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 28 Feb 2024 - 1132 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 28 Feb 2024 - 1133 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 28 Feb 2024 - 1133 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 28 Feb 2024 - 1134 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 28 Feb 2024 - 1134 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 28 Feb 2024 - 1135 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 28 Feb 2024 - 1135 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 28 Feb 2024 - 1136 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 28 Feb 2024 - 1136 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 28 Feb 2024 - 1137 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 28 Feb 2024 - 1137 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 28 Feb 2024 - 1138 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 28 Feb 2024 - 1138 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 28 Feb 2024 - 1139 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 28 Feb 2024 - 1139 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 28 Feb 2024 - 1140 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 28 Feb 2024 - 1140 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 28 Feb 2024 - 1141 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 28 Feb 2024 - 1141 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 28 Feb 2024 - 1142 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 28 Feb 2024 - 1142 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 28 Feb 2024 - 1143 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 28 Feb 2024 - 1143 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 28 Feb 2024 - 1144 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 28 Feb 2024 - 1144 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 28 Feb 2024 - 1145 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 28 Feb 2024 - 1145 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 28 Feb 2024 - 1146 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 28 Feb 2024 - 1146 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 28 Feb 2024 - 1147 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 28 Feb 2024 - 1147 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 28 Feb 2024 - 1148 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 28 Feb 2024 - 1148 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 28 Feb 2024 - 1149 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 28 Feb 2024 - 1149 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 28 Feb 2024 - 1151 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 28 Feb 2024 - 1151 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 28 Feb 2024 - 1154 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 28 Feb 2024 - 1154 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 28 Feb 2024 - 1155 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 28 Feb 2024 - 1155 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 28 Feb 2024 - 1156 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 28 Feb 2024 - 1156 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 28 Feb 2024 - 1157 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 28 Feb 2024 - 1157 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)