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Dust and Smoke Over West Africa – March 16th, 2012

8.1N 10.3W

March 16th, 2012 Category: Dust Storms, Fires, Image of the day, Rivers

Dust off West Africa - March 14th, 2012

Dust from the Sahara Desert has been blowing off the western coast of the African continent over the last few days, veiling the skies over countries such as Mauritania, Senegal, the Gambia and Guinea Bissau, and stretching towards the Cape Verde islands (click here for previous images).

Here, the dust is blowing in a southwesterly direction, partially obscuring the mouths of rivers such as the Geba River, in Guinea Bissau (near image center). Visible near the border of Liberia, Côte d’Ivoire and Guinea, by the right edge of the image in the lower right quadrant, are a series of fires, releasing a cloud of smoke that mingles with the dust.

Plumes of Dust by Lake Chad and Aïr Mountains, Chad and Niger – December 26th, 2012

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December 26th, 2012 Category: Deserts, Dust Storms, Fires, Image of the day

Niger and Chad – December 24th, 2012

Three plumes of dust from the Sahara Desert can be seen blowing west-southwestward in this image of West Africa. Near the center, northeast of Lake Chad, are two light, parallel plumes originating from the Bodélé Depression, in Chad. Near the left edge, south of the Aïr Mountains, in Niger, is the last plume of dust, darker tan in color than the other two and apparently carrying fewer particles. In the lower part of the full image, smoke and fires can be seen across the Central Africa Republic, Cameroon and Nigeria (right to left).

Smoke Across Southern West Africa, Over Volta and Kainji Lakes

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December 21st, 2012 Category: Fires

West Africa – December 21st, 2012

Smoke, perhaps mixed with dust from the Bodélé Depression, hangs in the air over the West African nations of Nigeria, Benin, Togo, Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire (from right to left). Partially visible through the haze is Lake Volta (near center), on the Volta River in Ghana and Kainji Lake (near right edge), a reservoir on the Niger River in Nigeria.

Smoke and Dust Create Haze Over Southern West Africa

9.5N 3.7E

December 19th, 2012 Category: Dust Storms, Fires

Nigeria – December 18th, 2012

A combination of smoke and dust create hazy conditions over southern West Africa. The dust is blowing southwestward from the Bodélé Depression, in Chad (visible towards the upper right in the full image), while the smoke is from fires in Nigeria or a neighboring country to the west.

Smoke and Dust Near Lake Chad

13.3N 11.6E

April 12th, 2012 Category: Dust Storms, Fires

Chad - April 11th, 2012

A mix of dust and smoke creates a hazy veil over parts of Chad (right), Niger (above) and Nigeria (below), in the vicinity of Lake Chad. Extremely dry conditions in West Africa over the last month have been causing many problems with wildfires and dust storms in the region. Increased arid conditions and desertification in the area are also causing Lake Chad to shrink.