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Dust Storm Over Mauritania
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Dust Storm Over Mauritania

February 21, 2013
Dust from the Sahara Desert blowing out from the West Coast of Africa on April 27, 2003, had reached the Cape Verde Islands on April 28. This image of the dust plume was captured by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Aqua satellite. The high-resolution image provided above is 500 meters per pixel. The MODIS Rapid Response System provides this image at MODIS? maximum spatial resolution of 250 meters. Credit: Image courtesy Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA