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Dust Continuing to Blow Off West Africa

11.3N 18.1W

March 20th, 2012 Category: Dust Storms

Dust Off Coast of West Africa - March 19th, 2011

Dust hangs in the sky over the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of West Africa. It is thickest in the upper right quadrant, where a plume of dust blows southwestward off the coast of Senegal and Guinea Bissau towards the image center. The bright white area near the center is caused by sun glint off the dust and water below. This dust storm has been going on over several days (click here for previous images).

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