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11 Dec 2023 - 06:34 UTC

GOES-East Mesoscale view - Tropospheric Dust Content at 37°N - 100°W - Beaver County, OK

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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 22 Sep 2023 - 1134 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 22 Sep 2023 - 1135 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 22 Sep 2023 - 1136 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 22 Sep 2023 - 1137 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 22 Sep 2023 - 1138 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 22 Sep 2023 - 1139 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 22 Sep 2023 - 1139 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 22 Sep 2023 - 1140 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 22 Sep 2023 - 1140 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 22 Sep 2023 - 1141 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 22 Sep 2023 - 1141 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 22 Sep 2023 - 1142 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 22 Sep 2023 - 1142 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 22 Sep 2023 - 1143 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 22 Sep 2023 - 1143 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 22 Sep 2023 - 1144 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 22 Sep 2023 - 1144 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 22 Sep 2023 - 1145 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 22 Sep 2023 - 1145 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 22 Sep 2023 - 1146 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 22 Sep 2023 - 1146 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 22 Sep 2023 - 1147 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 22 Sep 2023 - 1147 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 22 Sep 2023 - 1148 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 22 Sep 2023 - 1148 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 22 Sep 2023 - 1149 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 22 Sep 2023 - 1149 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 22 Sep 2023 - 1150 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 22 Sep 2023 - 1151 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 22 Sep 2023 - 1151 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 22 Sep 2023 - 1152 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 22 Sep 2023 - 1152 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 22 Sep 2023 - 1153 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 22 Sep 2023 - 1153 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 22 Sep 2023 - 1154 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 22 Sep 2023 - 1154 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 22 Sep 2023 - 1155 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 22 Sep 2023 - 1155 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 22 Sep 2023 - 1156 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 22 Sep 2023 - 1156 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 22 Sep 2023 - 1157 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 22 Sep 2023 - 1157 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 22 Sep 2023 - 1158 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 22 Sep 2023 - 1158 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)