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GOES-East Mesoscale view - Tropospheric Dust Content at 37°N - 102°W - Morton County, KS

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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 13 Jun 2024 - 1347 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 13 Jun 2024 - 1347 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 13 Jun 2024 - 1348 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 13 Jun 2024 - 1348 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 13 Jun 2024 - 1349 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 13 Jun 2024 - 1349 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 13 Jun 2024 - 1350 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 13 Jun 2024 - 1351 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 13 Jun 2024 - 1352 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 13 Jun 2024 - 1352 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 13 Jun 2024 - 1353 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 13 Jun 2024 - 1354 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 13 Jun 2024 - 1355 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 13 Jun 2024 - 1356 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 13 Jun 2024 - 1357 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 13 Jun 2024 - 1357 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 13 Jun 2024 - 1400 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 13 Jun 2024 - 1401 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 13 Jun 2024 - 1402 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 13 Jun 2024 - 1402 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 13 Jun 2024 - 1403 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 13 Jun 2024 - 1403 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 13 Jun 2024 - 1404 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 13 Jun 2024 - 1404 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 13 Jun 2024 - 1405 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 13 Jun 2024 - 1405 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 13 Jun 2024 - 1406 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 13 Jun 2024 - 1406 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 13 Jun 2024 - 1407 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 13 Jun 2024 - 1407 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 13 Jun 2024 - 1408 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 13 Jun 2024 - 1408 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 13 Jun 2024 - 1409 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 13 Jun 2024 - 1409 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 13 Jun 2024 - 1410 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 13 Jun 2024 - 1410 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 13 Jun 2024 - 1411 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 13 Jun 2024 - 1411 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 13 Jun 2024 - 1412 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 13 Jun 2024 - 1412 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 13 Jun 2024 - 1413 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 13 Jun 2024 - 1413 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 13 Jun 2024 - 1414 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 13 Jun 2024 - 1414 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 13 Jun 2024 - 1415 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 13 Jun 2024 - 1415 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 13 Jun 2024 - 1416 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 13 Jun 2024 - 1416 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 13 Jun 2024 - 1417 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 13 Jun 2024 - 1417 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 13 Jun 2024 - 1418 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 13 Jun 2024 - 1418 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)