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GOES-West Mesoscale view - Tropospheric Dust Content at 20°N - 158°W - North Pacific Ocean

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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 18 May 2024 - 0328 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 18 May 2024 - 0328 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 18 May 2024 - 0329 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 18 May 2024 - 0329 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 18 May 2024 - 0330 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 18 May 2024 - 0330 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 18 May 2024 - 0331 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 18 May 2024 - 0332 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 18 May 2024 - 0333 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 18 May 2024 - 0334 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 18 May 2024 - 0334 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 18 May 2024 - 0335 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 18 May 2024 - 0335 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 18 May 2024 - 0336 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 18 May 2024 - 0336 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 18 May 2024 - 0337 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 18 May 2024 - 0337 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 18 May 2024 - 0338 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 18 May 2024 - 0338 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 18 May 2024 - 0339 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 18 May 2024 - 0339 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 18 May 2024 - 0340 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 18 May 2024 - 0340 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 18 May 2024 - 0341 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 18 May 2024 - 0342 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 18 May 2024 - 0342 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 18 May 2024 - 0344 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 18 May 2024 - 0344 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 18 May 2024 - 0345 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 18 May 2024 - 0345 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 18 May 2024 - 0346 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 18 May 2024 - 0346 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 18 May 2024 - 0347 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 18 May 2024 - 0347 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 18 May 2024 - 0348 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 18 May 2024 - 0348 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 18 May 2024 - 0349 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 18 May 2024 - 0350 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 18 May 2024 - 0351 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 18 May 2024 - 0351 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 18 May 2024 - 0352 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 18 May 2024 - 0352 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 18 May 2024 - 0353 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 18 May 2024 - 0353 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 18 May 2024 - 0354 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 18 May 2024 - 0354 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 18 May 2024 - 0355 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 18 May 2024 - 0355 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 18 May 2024 - 0356 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 18 May 2024 - 0356 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 18 May 2024 - 0357 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 18 May 2024 - 0357 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 18 May 2024 - 0358 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 18 May 2024 - 0358 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)