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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 - 28 Jan 2023 - 0156 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 28 Jan 2023 - 0156 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 28 Jan 2023 - 0157 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 28 Jan 2023 - 0157 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 28 Jan 2023 - 0158 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 28 Jan 2023 - 0158 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 28 Jan 2023 - 0159 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 28 Jan 2023 - 0200 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 28 Jan 2023 - 0201 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 28 Jan 2023 - 0202 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 28 Jan 2023 - 0203 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 28 Jan 2023 - 0204 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 28 Jan 2023 - 0204 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 28 Jan 2023 - 0205 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 28 Jan 2023 - 0206 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 28 Jan 2023 - 0207 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 28 Jan 2023 - 0208 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 28 Jan 2023 - 0209 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 28 Jan 2023 - 0209 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 28 Jan 2023 - 0210 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 28 Jan 2023 - 0211 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 28 Jan 2023 - 0212 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 28 Jan 2023 - 0213 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 28 Jan 2023 - 0214 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 28 Jan 2023 - 0215 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 28 Jan 2023 - 0216 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 28 Jan 2023 - 0217 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 28 Jan 2023 - 0218 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 28 Jan 2023 - 0219 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 28 Jan 2023 - 0220 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 28 Jan 2023 - 0221 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 28 Jan 2023 - 0221 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 28 Jan 2023 - 0222 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 28 Jan 2023 - 0222 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 28 Jan 2023 - 0223 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 28 Jan 2023 - 0223 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 28 Jan 2023 - 0224 UTC
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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 28 Jan 2023 - 0225 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)