COSEE Ocean Systems: News
May 8, 2012 - Dust storm off West Africa
Description: A dust storm in western Africa, which began in late April, 2012, continued through early May, sending billowing clouds of tan dust over the Atlantic Ocean and the Cape Verde Islands. This very large plume of thick dust began blowing off the coast of Africa on April, 29 and extended from Mali to Cape Verde. In the accompanying NASA MODIS Image of the Day, the dust can be seen to be thinning and dispersing, compared to earlier images. [Source: SpaceRef]
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Source: SpaceRef
Publish Date: 5/8/2012
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