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GOES-East Mesoscale view - Tropospheric Dust Content at 37°N - 101°W - Texas, OK

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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 14 Nov 2023 - 0023 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 14 Nov 2023 - 0023 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 14 Nov 2023 - 0024 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 14 Nov 2023 - 0026 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 14 Nov 2023 - 0027 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 14 Nov 2023 - 0028 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 14 Nov 2023 - 0029 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 14 Nov 2023 - 0030 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 14 Nov 2023 - 0032 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 14 Nov 2023 - 0033 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 14 Nov 2023 - 0034 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 14 Nov 2023 - 0035 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 14 Nov 2023 - 0037 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 14 Nov 2023 - 0039 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 14 Nov 2023 - 0040 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 14 Nov 2023 - 0041 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 14 Nov 2023 - 0042 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 14 Nov 2023 - 0043 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 14 Nov 2023 - 0045 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 14 Nov 2023 - 0046 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 14 Nov 2023 - 0046 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 14 Nov 2023 - 0047 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 14 Nov 2023 - 0047 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 14 Nov 2023 - 0048 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 14 Nov 2023 - 0049 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 14 Nov 2023 - 0049 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 14 Nov 2023 - 0050 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 14 Nov 2023 - 0050 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 14 Nov 2023 - 0051 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 14 Nov 2023 - 0051 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 14 Nov 2023 - 0052 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 14 Nov 2023 - 0052 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 14 Nov 2023 - 0053 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 14 Nov 2023 - 0053 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 14 Nov 2023 - 0054 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 14 Nov 2023 - 0054 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 14 Nov 2023 - 0055 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 14 Nov 2023 - 0056 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 14 Nov 2023 - 0057 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 14 Nov 2023 - 0057 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)