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Dust Storm in Bodélé Depression

16.7N 16.4E

October 23rd, 2012 Category: Dust Storms

Chad – October 21st, 2012

Light, almost white dust can be seen blowing about the Bodélé Depression, located at the southern edge of the Sahara Desert, in Chad, in north central Africa. It is the lowest point in the country. Dust storms from the Bodélé Depression occur on average about 100 days per year. As the wind sweeps between the Tibesti and the Ennedi Mountains in Northern Chad, it is channeled across the depression. Here, the dust can be seen spreading past Lake Chad (green, bottom center).

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.