Outbreak of Saharan dust over the eastern Atlantic Ocean

June 11th, 2013 |
GOES-13 0.63 µm visible channel images

GOES-13 0.63 µm visible channel images

Now that GOES-13 is the operational GOES-East satellite again, we have a view that covers the far eastern Atlantic Ocean into the far northwestern portion of Africa. The hazy signature of an outbreak of Saharan Air Layer (SAL) dust streaming off the African coast is evident of GOES-13 0.63 µm visible channel images (above).

The CIMSS SAL product (below; click image to play animation) also indicated that a strong outbreak of dust was moving westward across the Atlantic Ocean.

Meteosat-9 Saharan Air Layer (SAL) product (click image to play animation)

Meteosat-9 Saharan Air Layer (SAL) product (click image to play animation)

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