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Dust Over Chad and Niger

12.8N 14.0E

May 9th, 2013 Category: Dust Storms

Chad – May 8th, 2013

Strong winds are kicking up dust from the Sahara Desert in this image, creating a hazy veil over Chad and Niger. The veil partially obscures Lake Chad (below, center) and the Tibesti Mountains (above, right). While dust storms are common the in the region, increased frequency may point to climate change.

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