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GOES-West Mesoscale view - Tropospheric Dust Content at 41°N - 111°W - Uinta County, WY

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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jun 2024 - 0046 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jun 2024 - 0046 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jun 2024 - 0047 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jun 2024 - 0047 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jun 2024 - 0049 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jun 2024 - 0049 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jun 2024 - 0050 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jun 2024 - 0050 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jun 2024 - 0051 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jun 2024 - 0051 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jun 2024 - 0052 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jun 2024 - 0052 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jun 2024 - 0053 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jun 2024 - 0053 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jun 2024 - 0054 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jun 2024 - 0054 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jun 2024 - 0055 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jun 2024 - 0055 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jun 2024 - 0056 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jun 2024 - 0056 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jun 2024 - 0057 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jun 2024 - 0057 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jun 2024 - 0059 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jun 2024 - 0059 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jun 2024 - 0100 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jun 2024 - 0100 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jun 2024 - 0101 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jun 2024 - 0101 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jun 2024 - 0102 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jun 2024 - 0102 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jun 2024 - 0104 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jun 2024 - 0104 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jun 2024 - 0105 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jun 2024 - 0105 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jun 2024 - 0106 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jun 2024 - 0106 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jun 2024 - 0107 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jun 2024 - 0107 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jun 2024 - 0108 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jun 2024 - 0108 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jun 2024 - 0109 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jun 2024 - 0109 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jun 2024 - 0110 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jun 2024 - 0110 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jun 2024 - 0111 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jun 2024 - 0111 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jun 2024 - 0112 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jun 2024 - 0112 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jun 2024 - 0113 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jun 2024 - 0113 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jun 2024 - 0114 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jun 2024 - 0114 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jun 2024 - 0115 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jun 2024 - 0115 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jun 2024 - 0116 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jun 2024 - 0116 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jun 2024 - 0117 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jun 2024 - 0117 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jun 2024 - 0118 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jun 2024 - 0118 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)