NOAA GOES Image Viewer website
14 Jun 2024 - 12:00 EDT
14 Jun 2024 - 16:00 UTC

GOES-East Mesoscale view - Tropospheric Dust Content at 32°N - 99°W - Brown County, TX

30 frame animation displayed. This mesoscale location is no longer being actively produced.

To enlarge, pause animation & click the image. Hover over popups to zoom. Use slider to navigate.

  

  

  
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 31 May 2024 - 1228 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 31 May 2024 - 1228 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 31 May 2024 - 1229 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 31 May 2024 - 1229 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 31 May 2024 - 1230 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 31 May 2024 - 1230 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 31 May 2024 - 1231 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 31 May 2024 - 1231 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 31 May 2024 - 1232 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 31 May 2024 - 1232 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 31 May 2024 - 1233 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 31 May 2024 - 1233 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 31 May 2024 - 1234 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 31 May 2024 - 1234 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 31 May 2024 - 1235 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 31 May 2024 - 1235 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 31 May 2024 - 1236 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 31 May 2024 - 1236 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 31 May 2024 - 1237 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 31 May 2024 - 1237 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 31 May 2024 - 1238 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 31 May 2024 - 1238 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 31 May 2024 - 1239 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 31 May 2024 - 1239 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 31 May 2024 - 1240 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 31 May 2024 - 1240 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 31 May 2024 - 1241 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 31 May 2024 - 1241 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 31 May 2024 - 1242 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 31 May 2024 - 1242 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 31 May 2024 - 1243 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 31 May 2024 - 1243 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 31 May 2024 - 1244 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 31 May 2024 - 1244 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 31 May 2024 - 1245 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 31 May 2024 - 1245 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 31 May 2024 - 1246 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 31 May 2024 - 1246 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 31 May 2024 - 1247 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 31 May 2024 - 1247 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 31 May 2024 - 1248 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 31 May 2024 - 1248 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 31 May 2024 - 1249 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 31 May 2024 - 1249 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 31 May 2024 - 1250 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 31 May 2024 - 1250 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 31 May 2024 - 1251 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 31 May 2024 - 1251 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 31 May 2024 - 1252 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 31 May 2024 - 1252 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 31 May 2024 - 1253 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 31 May 2024 - 1253 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 31 May 2024 - 1254 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 31 May 2024 - 1254 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 31 May 2024 - 1255 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 31 May 2024 - 1255 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 31 May 2024 - 1256 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 31 May 2024 - 1256 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 31 May 2024 - 1257 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 31 May 2024 - 1257 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)