Blowing dust off the coast of Namibia and South Africa

August 7th, 2020 |

VIIRS True Color RGB images from Suomi NPP and NOAA-20 [click to enlarge]

VIIRS True Color RGB images from Suomi NPP and NOAA-20 [click to enlarge]

A sequence of 3 VIIRS True Color Red-Green-Blue (RGB) images from Suomi NPP and NOAA-20 as visualized using RealEarth (above) showed plumes of blowing dust moving off the coast of Namibia and South Africa on 07 August 2020.

EUMETSAT Meteosat-11 Visible (0.6 µm) images (below) displayed the motion of the dust plumes during the daytime hours.

Meteosat-11 Visible (0.6 µm) images [click to play animation | MP4]

Meteosat-11 Visible (0.6 µm) images [click to play animation | MP4]

A plot of surface data from Luderitz, Namibia (station identifier FYLZ) is shown below; it indicated that winds gusted to 36 knots (41 mph) at 08 UTC.

Plot of surface data from Luderitz, Namibia [click to enlarge]

Plot of surface data from Luderitz, Namibia [click to enlarge]

H/T to Santiago Gassó for bringing this event to our attention.

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