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GOES-West Mesoscale view - Tropospheric Dust Content at 55°N - 149°W - North Pacific Ocean

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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Mar 2024 - 1357 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Mar 2024 - 1357 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Mar 2024 - 1358 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Mar 2024 - 1358 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Mar 2024 - 1359 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Mar 2024 - 1359 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Mar 2024 - 1400 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Mar 2024 - 1401 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Mar 2024 - 1402 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Mar 2024 - 1403 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Mar 2024 - 1405 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Mar 2024 - 1406 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Mar 2024 - 1406 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Mar 2024 - 1407 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Mar 2024 - 1407 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Mar 2024 - 1408 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Mar 2024 - 1408 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Mar 2024 - 1409 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Mar 2024 - 1409 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Mar 2024 - 1410 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Mar 2024 - 1410 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Mar 2024 - 1411 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Mar 2024 - 1411 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Mar 2024 - 1412 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Mar 2024 - 1412 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Mar 2024 - 1413 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Mar 2024 - 1413 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Mar 2024 - 1414 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Mar 2024 - 1416 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Mar 2024 - 1417 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Mar 2024 - 1417 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Mar 2024 - 1418 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Mar 2024 - 1418 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Mar 2024 - 1419 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Mar 2024 - 1419 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Mar 2024 - 1420 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Mar 2024 - 1420 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Mar 2024 - 1421 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Mar 2024 - 1421 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Mar 2024 - 1422 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Mar 2024 - 1423 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Mar 2024 - 1423 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Mar 2024 - 1424 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Mar 2024 - 1424 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Mar 2024 - 1425 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Mar 2024 - 1425 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Mar 2024 - 1426 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Mar 2024 - 1427 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Mar 2024 - 1427 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 02 Mar 2024 - 1428 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)