Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Dust Storm over North Africa | Suomi-NPP Earth Satellit



On February 21, 2017, the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) on the Suomi NPP satellite captured this natural-color image of a large dust plume streaming from North Africa toward Europe and the Atlantic Ocean. Additional images of the storm, acquired on February 22 and February 23, are available.

Image Credit: NASA image by Jeff Schmaltz, LANCE/EOSDIS Rapid Response

Caption Credit: Adam Voiland

Image Date: February 21, 2017

Instrument(s): Suomi NPP - VIIRS

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