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Dust Storm off the Coast of Western Sahara
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Dust Storm off the Coast of Western Sahara

April 11, 2013
The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard NASA’s Aqua satellite observed streamers of Saharan Desert dust flowing northwestward off the coast of Africa on New Year’s Day 2005. In the next several days after this event, MODIS instruments aboard both Terra and Aqua have observed dust storms originating in the Bodele Depression, in the southern central Sahara. Credit: Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC