Saharan Dust off West Africa
March 16, 2003
An intense African dust storm sent a massive dust plume northwestward over the Atlantic Ocean on March 2, 2003. In this true-color scene, acquired by MODIS, the thick dust plume (light brown) can be seen blowing westward and then routed northward by strong southerly winds.
Topics: Weather, Disaster Accident, Environment, Storm, Meteorology, Atmospheric sciences, Atlantic ocean, Mineral dust, Dust storm, Atmospheric dynamics, wind