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GOES-East Mesoscale view - Tropospheric Dust Content at 26°N - 80°W - Near Broward County, FL

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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 13 Jun 2024 - 0553 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 13 Jun 2024 - 0600 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 13 Jun 2024 - 0602 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 13 Jun 2024 - 0603 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 13 Jun 2024 - 0604 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 13 Jun 2024 - 0605 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 13 Jun 2024 - 0606 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 13 Jun 2024 - 0607 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 13 Jun 2024 - 0608 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 13 Jun 2024 - 0609 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 13 Jun 2024 - 0610 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 13 Jun 2024 - 0611 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 13 Jun 2024 - 0612 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 13 Jun 2024 - 0615 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 13 Jun 2024 - 0616 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 13 Jun 2024 - 0617 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 13 Jun 2024 - 0618 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 13 Jun 2024 - 0619 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 13 Jun 2024 - 0620 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 13 Jun 2024 - 0624 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)