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GOES-East Mesoscale view - Tropospheric Dust Content at 41°N - 88°W - Kankakee County, IL

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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jul 2024 - 1417 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jul 2024 - 1417 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jul 2024 - 1418 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jul 2024 - 1418 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jul 2024 - 1419 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jul 2024 - 1419 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jul 2024 - 1420 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jul 2024 - 1420 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jul 2024 - 1421 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jul 2024 - 1421 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jul 2024 - 1422 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jul 2024 - 1422 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jul 2024 - 1423 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jul 2024 - 1423 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jul 2024 - 1424 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jul 2024 - 1424 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jul 2024 - 1425 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jul 2024 - 1425 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jul 2024 - 1426 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jul 2024 - 1426 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jul 2024 - 1427 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jul 2024 - 1427 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jul 2024 - 1428 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jul 2024 - 1428 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jul 2024 - 1429 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jul 2024 - 1429 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jul 2024 - 1430 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jul 2024 - 1430 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jul 2024 - 1431 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jul 2024 - 1431 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jul 2024 - 1432 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jul 2024 - 1432 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jul 2024 - 1433 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jul 2024 - 1433 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jul 2024 - 1434 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jul 2024 - 1434 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jul 2024 - 1435 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jul 2024 - 1435 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jul 2024 - 1436 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jul 2024 - 1436 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jul 2024 - 1437 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jul 2024 - 1437 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jul 2024 - 1438 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jul 2024 - 1438 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jul 2024 - 1439 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jul 2024 - 1439 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jul 2024 - 1440 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jul 2024 - 1440 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jul 2024 - 1441 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jul 2024 - 1441 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jul 2024 - 1443 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jul 2024 - 1443 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jul 2024 - 1444 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jul 2024 - 1444 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jul 2024 - 1445 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jul 2024 - 1445 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jul 2024 - 1446 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jul 2024 - 1446 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jul 2024 - 1447 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 15 Jul 2024 - 1447 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)