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GOES-West Mesoscale view - Tropospheric Dust Content at 34°N - 109°W - Catron County, NM

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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 25 May 2024 - 0644 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 25 May 2024 - 0645 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 25 May 2024 - 0646 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 25 May 2024 - 0647 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 25 May 2024 - 0647 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 25 May 2024 - 0648 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 25 May 2024 - 0648 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 25 May 2024 - 0649 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 25 May 2024 - 0649 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 25 May 2024 - 0650 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 25 May 2024 - 0651 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 25 May 2024 - 0652 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 25 May 2024 - 0652 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 25 May 2024 - 0653 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 25 May 2024 - 0654 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 25 May 2024 - 0655 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 25 May 2024 - 0655 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 25 May 2024 - 0656 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 25 May 2024 - 0656 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 25 May 2024 - 0657 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 25 May 2024 - 0657 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 25 May 2024 - 0658 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 25 May 2024 - 0658 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 25 May 2024 - 0659 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 25 May 2024 - 0659 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 25 May 2024 - 0700 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 25 May 2024 - 0701 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 25 May 2024 - 0702 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 25 May 2024 - 0703 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 25 May 2024 - 0704 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 25 May 2024 - 0705 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 25 May 2024 - 0706 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 25 May 2024 - 0707 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 25 May 2024 - 0710 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 25 May 2024 - 0711 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 25 May 2024 - 0712 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 25 May 2024 - 0713 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 25 May 2024 - 0714 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)