17 Jan 2022 - 20:32 UTC
GOES-West Mesoscale view - Tropospheric Dust Content at 19°S - 174°W - Near Tonga
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About Tropospheric Dust Content
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)