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GOES-East Mesoscale view - Tropospheric Dust Content at 41°N - 88°W - Kankakee County, IL

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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jul 2024 - 2301 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jul 2024 - 2301 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jul 2024 - 2302 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jul 2024 - 2302 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jul 2024 - 2303 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jul 2024 - 2303 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jul 2024 - 2304 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jul 2024 - 2304 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jul 2024 - 2305 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jul 2024 - 2305 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jul 2024 - 2306 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jul 2024 - 2306 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jul 2024 - 2307 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jul 2024 - 2307 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jul 2024 - 2308 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jul 2024 - 2308 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jul 2024 - 2309 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jul 2024 - 2309 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jul 2024 - 2310 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jul 2024 - 2310 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jul 2024 - 2311 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jul 2024 - 2311 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jul 2024 - 2312 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jul 2024 - 2312 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jul 2024 - 2313 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jul 2024 - 2313 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jul 2024 - 2314 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jul 2024 - 2314 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jul 2024 - 2315 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jul 2024 - 2315 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jul 2024 - 2316 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jul 2024 - 2316 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jul 2024 - 2317 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jul 2024 - 2317 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jul 2024 - 2318 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jul 2024 - 2318 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jul 2024 - 2319 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jul 2024 - 2319 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jul 2024 - 2320 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jul 2024 - 2320 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jul 2024 - 2321 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jul 2024 - 2321 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jul 2024 - 2322 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jul 2024 - 2322 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jul 2024 - 2323 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jul 2024 - 2323 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jul 2024 - 2324 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jul 2024 - 2324 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jul 2024 - 2325 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jul 2024 - 2325 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jul 2024 - 2326 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jul 2024 - 2326 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jul 2024 - 2327 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jul 2024 - 2327 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jul 2024 - 2328 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jul 2024 - 2328 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jul 2024 - 2329 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jul 2024 - 2329 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jul 2024 - 2330 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jul 2024 - 2330 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)