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GOES-East Mesoscale view - Tropospheric Dust Content at 37°N - 98°W - Harper County, KS

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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 08 Jun 2024 - 0928 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 08 Jun 2024 - 0928 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 08 Jun 2024 - 0929 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 08 Jun 2024 - 0930 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 08 Jun 2024 - 0931 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 08 Jun 2024 - 0932 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 08 Jun 2024 - 0933 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 08 Jun 2024 - 0934 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 08 Jun 2024 - 0935 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 08 Jun 2024 - 0936 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 08 Jun 2024 - 0937 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 08 Jun 2024 - 0938 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 08 Jun 2024 - 0939 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 08 Jun 2024 - 0940 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 08 Jun 2024 - 0941 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 08 Jun 2024 - 0942 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 08 Jun 2024 - 0943 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 08 Jun 2024 - 0944 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 08 Jun 2024 - 0945 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 08 Jun 2024 - 0945 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 08 Jun 2024 - 0946 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 08 Jun 2024 - 0947 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 08 Jun 2024 - 0947 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 08 Jun 2024 - 0948 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 08 Jun 2024 - 0949 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 08 Jun 2024 - 0949 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 08 Jun 2024 - 0950 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 08 Jun 2024 - 0950 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 08 Jun 2024 - 0951 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 08 Jun 2024 - 0952 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 08 Jun 2024 - 0953 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 08 Jun 2024 - 0953 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 08 Jun 2024 - 0954 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 08 Jun 2024 - 0955 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 08 Jun 2024 - 0956 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 08 Jun 2024 - 0956 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 08 Jun 2024 - 0957 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 08 Jun 2024 - 0957 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)