NOAA GOES Image Viewer website
19 Jul 2024 - 15:08 EDT
19 Jul 2024 - 19:08 UTC

GOES-East Mesoscale view - Tropospheric Dust Content at 42°N - 92°W - Benton County, IA

30 frame animation displayed. This mesoscale location is no longer being actively produced.

To enlarge, pause animation & click the image. Hover over popups to zoom. Use slider to navigate.

  

  

  
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 25 Jun 2024 - 1024 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 25 Jun 2024 - 1024 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 25 Jun 2024 - 1025 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 25 Jun 2024 - 1025 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 25 Jun 2024 - 1026 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 25 Jun 2024 - 1026 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 25 Jun 2024 - 1027 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 25 Jun 2024 - 1027 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 25 Jun 2024 - 1028 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 25 Jun 2024 - 1028 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 25 Jun 2024 - 1029 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 25 Jun 2024 - 1029 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 25 Jun 2024 - 1030 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 25 Jun 2024 - 1030 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 25 Jun 2024 - 1031 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 25 Jun 2024 - 1031 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 25 Jun 2024 - 1032 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 25 Jun 2024 - 1032 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 25 Jun 2024 - 1033 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 25 Jun 2024 - 1033 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 25 Jun 2024 - 1034 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 25 Jun 2024 - 1034 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 25 Jun 2024 - 1035 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 25 Jun 2024 - 1035 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 25 Jun 2024 - 1036 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 25 Jun 2024 - 1036 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 25 Jun 2024 - 1037 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 25 Jun 2024 - 1037 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 25 Jun 2024 - 1038 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 25 Jun 2024 - 1038 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 25 Jun 2024 - 1039 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 25 Jun 2024 - 1039 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 25 Jun 2024 - 1040 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 25 Jun 2024 - 1040 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 25 Jun 2024 - 1041 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 25 Jun 2024 - 1041 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 25 Jun 2024 - 1042 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 25 Jun 2024 - 1042 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 25 Jun 2024 - 1044 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 25 Jun 2024 - 1044 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 25 Jun 2024 - 1045 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 25 Jun 2024 - 1045 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 25 Jun 2024 - 1046 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 25 Jun 2024 - 1046 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 25 Jun 2024 - 1047 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 25 Jun 2024 - 1047 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 25 Jun 2024 - 1048 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 25 Jun 2024 - 1048 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 25 Jun 2024 - 1050 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 25 Jun 2024 - 1050 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 25 Jun 2024 - 1051 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 25 Jun 2024 - 1051 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 25 Jun 2024 - 1052 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 25 Jun 2024 - 1052 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 25 Jun 2024 - 1054 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 25 Jun 2024 - 1054 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 25 Jun 2024 - 1056 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 25 Jun 2024 - 1056 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 25 Jun 2024 - 1057 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 25 Jun 2024 - 1057 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)