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Saharan dust is a mixture of sand and dust from the Sahara desert, an area covering a large part of North Afirca. The Saharan Air Layer image - from the CIMSS/UWM - is useful for monitoring Sahara Dust. In some instances, Saharan Dust can also be viewed on the day-time true colour image of the Atlantic. Click either image for a larger version.

True color daytime, multispectral IR at night

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