Last updated on April 18, 2014 at 16:09 EDT
Dust Storm off Mauritania
3320 of 3996

Dust Storm off Mauritania

February 21, 2013
A thick plume of dust (light brown) blew over southern Mauritania toward the tropical Atlantic Ocean, on April 27, 2003. In the high-resolution version (click the image above), waves and other structure can be seen in the dust plume. The towns of Rosso and Bogue, Mauritania, are completely obscured by the dust. This true-color image was acquired by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS), aboard the Aqua satellite, on April 27. Credit: Image courtesy Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA GSFC