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GOES-East Mesoscale view - Tropospheric Dust Content at 28°N - 86°W - Gulf of Mexico

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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 13 Jul 2024 - 2128 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 13 Jul 2024 - 2128 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 13 Jul 2024 - 2129 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 13 Jul 2024 - 2129 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 13 Jul 2024 - 2130 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 13 Jul 2024 - 2130 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 13 Jul 2024 - 2131 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 13 Jul 2024 - 2131 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 13 Jul 2024 - 2132 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 13 Jul 2024 - 2132 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 13 Jul 2024 - 2133 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 13 Jul 2024 - 2133 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 13 Jul 2024 - 2134 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 13 Jul 2024 - 2134 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 13 Jul 2024 - 2135 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 13 Jul 2024 - 2135 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 13 Jul 2024 - 2136 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 13 Jul 2024 - 2136 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 13 Jul 2024 - 2137 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 13 Jul 2024 - 2137 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 13 Jul 2024 - 2138 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 13 Jul 2024 - 2138 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 13 Jul 2024 - 2139 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 13 Jul 2024 - 2139 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 13 Jul 2024 - 2140 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 13 Jul 2024 - 2140 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 13 Jul 2024 - 2141 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 13 Jul 2024 - 2141 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 13 Jul 2024 - 2142 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 13 Jul 2024 - 2142 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 13 Jul 2024 - 2143 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 13 Jul 2024 - 2143 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 13 Jul 2024 - 2144 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 13 Jul 2024 - 2144 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 13 Jul 2024 - 2145 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 13 Jul 2024 - 2145 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 13 Jul 2024 - 2146 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 13 Jul 2024 - 2146 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 13 Jul 2024 - 2147 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 13 Jul 2024 - 2147 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 13 Jul 2024 - 2148 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 13 Jul 2024 - 2148 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 13 Jul 2024 - 2149 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 13 Jul 2024 - 2149 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 13 Jul 2024 - 2150 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 13 Jul 2024 - 2150 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 13 Jul 2024 - 2151 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 13 Jul 2024 - 2151 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 13 Jul 2024 - 2152 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 13 Jul 2024 - 2152 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 13 Jul 2024 - 2153 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 13 Jul 2024 - 2153 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 13 Jul 2024 - 2154 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 13 Jul 2024 - 2154 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 13 Jul 2024 - 2155 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 13 Jul 2024 - 2155 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 13 Jul 2024 - 2156 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 13 Jul 2024 - 2156 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 13 Jul 2024 - 2157 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 13 Jul 2024 - 2157 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)