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Saharan Dust Sweeps over the Iberian Peninsula : Image of the Day
Description: The skies over Portugal and Spain took on an unusually yellow hue this week. The culprit was a vast plume of sand and dust blown northward from the Sahara desert by the calima, a warm southeasterly wind common in North Africa in winter. The calima often carries dust toward the Canary Islands, but an atmospheric low-pressure system pulled the winds north. [Source: NASA Earth Observatory News]
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Source: NASA Earth Observatory News
Publish Date: 2/21/2016
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