21 January 1999 -- Blowing Dust Over Northern Mexico and the Southwestern U.S.
GOES-8 Visible and IR Temperature Difference Product Images

(this 2-image Java fading tool will take a minute or two to load...)

Hold the left mouse button down as you drag the slider above the image (or use the arrow buttons) to fade between the GOES-8 visible image and the corresponding GOES-8 10.7/12.0 micron IR temperature difference image. Large plumes of blowing dust/sand appear hazy on the visible image, and are colored with a yellow-to-blue enhancement on the IR difference product.

Surface reports are plotted on the visible image; surface visibility (black, in miles) and restriction to visibility (red, BD=blowing dust, H=haze) are plotted on the IR temperature difference image.

Java applet developed by Tom Whittaker, CIMSS / SSEC

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