June 30, 2007 - Saharan Dust over the Caribbean Sea
February 18, 2008
Saharan dust that blew off the west coast of Africa on June 22, 2007 was seen over the Caribbean Sea on June 26, 2007 . The MODIS instrument on the Terra satellite captured this image on that day. The large island in the image is the countries of the Dominican Republic and Haiti. South America is at the bottom of the image. The dust from Africa was carried west by the trade winds.
Topics: Weather, Environment, Geography, Meteorology, Atmospheric sciences, Trade wind, Mineral dust, Particulates, Island countries, Republics, Atmospheric dynamics, Caribbean Sea, Atmosphere, Africa