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GOES-East Mesoscale view - Tropospheric Dust Content at 43°N - 101°W - Nebraska / South Dakota state line

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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 18 May 2024 - 0829 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 18 May 2024 - 0829 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 18 May 2024 - 0830 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 18 May 2024 - 0830 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 18 May 2024 - 0831 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 18 May 2024 - 0832 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 18 May 2024 - 0833 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 18 May 2024 - 0833 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 18 May 2024 - 0834 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 18 May 2024 - 0834 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 18 May 2024 - 0835 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 18 May 2024 - 0835 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 18 May 2024 - 0836 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 18 May 2024 - 0836 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 18 May 2024 - 0837 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 18 May 2024 - 0837 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 18 May 2024 - 0838 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 18 May 2024 - 0838 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 18 May 2024 - 0839 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 18 May 2024 - 0839 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 18 May 2024 - 0840 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 18 May 2024 - 0840 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 18 May 2024 - 0841 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 18 May 2024 - 0841 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 18 May 2024 - 0842 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 18 May 2024 - 0842 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 18 May 2024 - 0843 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 18 May 2024 - 0844 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 18 May 2024 - 0844 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 18 May 2024 - 0845 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 18 May 2024 - 0845 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 18 May 2024 - 0846 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 18 May 2024 - 0847 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 18 May 2024 - 0847 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 18 May 2024 - 0848 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 18 May 2024 - 0848 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 18 May 2024 - 0849 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 18 May 2024 - 0849 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 18 May 2024 - 0850 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 18 May 2024 - 0850 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 18 May 2024 - 0851 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 18 May 2024 - 0851 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 18 May 2024 - 0852 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 18 May 2024 - 0852 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 18 May 2024 - 0853 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 18 May 2024 - 0853 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 18 May 2024 - 0854 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 18 May 2024 - 0854 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 18 May 2024 - 0855 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 18 May 2024 - 0855 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 18 May 2024 - 0856 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 18 May 2024 - 0856 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 18 May 2024 - 0857 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 18 May 2024 - 0857 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 18 May 2024 - 0858 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 18 May 2024 - 0858 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)