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Dust Over Tibesti Mountains, Libya and Chad

21.5N 18.1E

January 29th, 2013 Category: Dust Storms, Mountains

Chad and Libya – January 28th, 2013

The Tibesti Mountains are a volcanic group of inactive volcanoes with one potentially active volcano in the central Sahara desert in the Bourkou-Ennedi-Tibesti Region of northern Chad. The northern slopes extend a short distance into southern Libya. Here, the usually dark brown slopes appear light tan in places due to a veil of airborn dust particles blown about from the surrounding desert. In the full image, a larger cloud of dust can be seen to the south.

Dust Blowing by Southern Part of Tibesti Mountains, Chad

21.6N 17.5E

July 9th, 2012 Category: Dust Storms, Mountains

Libya and Chad – July 7th, 2012

Dust blows about in the air south of the Tibesti Mountains. While the dust remains in the airspace over Chad, the mountain range extends northward into Libya. Dust storms were also visible in this region at the end of June and beginning of July (click here for previous images).

Dust Arching Between Tibesti Mountains and Ennedi Plateau, Chad

17.2N 22.8E

July 3rd, 2012 Category: Dust Storms, Mountains

USA – July 2nd, 2012

Dust blows in an arched shape, dipping to the south, between the Tibesti Mountains (upper left quadrant) and the Ennedi Plateau (lower right quadrant), in Chad. The former extend into southern Libya, while the latter is entirely in Chad. The Ennedi Plateau is a sandstone bulwark in the middle of the Sahara. It is assailed by sands on all sides, that encroach upon its deep valleys.

Cloud of Dust in Niger and Chad Encroaches Upon Tibesti Mountains

21.5N 18.1E

June 28th, 2012 Category: Dust Storms

Dust over Chad and Niger – June 26th, 2012

A thick cloud of dust covers the border between Niger (left) and Chad (right). The dust even blows high enough to partially cover the Tibesti Mountains, visible as a darker brown area in northern Chad that extends into Libya, covering an area of approximately 100,000 km2 (39,000 sq mi). The dust, however, has not yet blown northward into Libya.

Lava Flow by Toussidé Volcano in Tibesti Mountains, Libya and Chad – June 16th, 2012

21.0N 16.4E

June 16th, 2012 Category: Deserts, Image of the day, Mountains, Volcanoes

Libya and Chad - January 4th, 2012

Creating a brown contrast against the yellow sands of the Sahara Desert are the Tibesti Mountains, a range of inactive volcanoes located on the northern edge of the Chad Basin in the Borkou- and Tibesti Region of northern Chad. The northern slopes extend into southern Libya. The massif is one of the most prominent features of the Central Sahara desert and covers an area of approximately 100,000 km2 (39,000 sq mi). The dark brown area visible within the mountain range is a lava flow around the Toussidé Volcano.