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GOES-18 - Sector view: Pacific Southwest - Tropospheric Dust Content

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Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 14 Aug 2022 - 0311 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 14 Aug 2022 - 0311 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 14 Aug 2022 - 0316 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 14 Aug 2022 - 0316 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 14 Aug 2022 - 0321 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 14 Aug 2022 - 0321 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 14 Aug 2022 - 0326 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 14 Aug 2022 - 0326 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 14 Aug 2022 - 0331 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 14 Aug 2022 - 0331 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 14 Aug 2022 - 0336 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 14 Aug 2022 - 0336 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 14 Aug 2022 - 0341 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 14 Aug 2022 - 0341 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 14 Aug 2022 - 0346 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 14 Aug 2022 - 0346 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 14 Aug 2022 - 0351 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 14 Aug 2022 - 0351 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 14 Aug 2022 - 0356 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 14 Aug 2022 - 0356 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 14 Aug 2022 - 0401 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 14 Aug 2022 - 0401 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 14 Aug 2022 - 0406 UTC
Tropospheric Dust Content - RGB for identifying tropospheric dust - 14 Aug 2022 - 0406 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
 

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)