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Dust Storm off Morocco
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Dust Storm off Morocco

April 9, 2013
This false-color image reveals a large plume of African desert dust blowing westward over the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Morocco. The tan color of the dust makes it easy to distinguish from the purplish-white color of clouds in the region. In this scene, the plume spans all the way from the Strait of Gibraltar (upper right) to well past the Canary Islands (lower left). The image was captured by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite. Credit: Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC


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