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GOES-West Mesoscale view - Tropospheric Dust Content at 33°N - 105°W - Chaves County, NM

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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Jun 2023 - 1319 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Jun 2023 - 1328 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Jun 2023 - 1329 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Jun 2023 - 1330 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Jun 2023 - 1331 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Jun 2023 - 1332 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Jun 2023 - 1333 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Jun 2023 - 1334 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Jun 2023 - 1334 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Jun 2023 - 1335 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Jun 2023 - 1336 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Jun 2023 - 1336 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Jun 2023 - 1337 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Jun 2023 - 1337 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Jun 2023 - 1339 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Jun 2023 - 1340 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Jun 2023 - 1341 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Jun 2023 - 1342 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Jun 2023 - 1343 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Jun 2023 - 1343 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Jun 2023 - 1344 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Jun 2023 - 1344 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Jun 2023 - 1345 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Jun 2023 - 1345 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Jun 2023 - 1346 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Jun 2023 - 1346 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Jun 2023 - 1347 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Jun 2023 - 1347 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Jun 2023 - 1348 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Jun 2023 - 1348 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Jun 2023 - 1349 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Jun 2023 - 1349 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)