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Dust Plume Archs Northwestward from Libyan Coast

April 21st, 2009 Category: Dust Storms

Dust off Libyan coast - April 19th, 2009

Dust off Libyan coast - April 19th, 2009

A dense plume of dust continues to be swept off the coast of Libya near Benghazi and into the Gulf of Sidra. This plume was first observed ten days before this image was captured (click here for previous articles).

The thickest part of the plume curves northwest, blowing out from the western extremity of Libya’s “Green Mountain”, the Jabal Al Akhdar.

South of the main plume, many other less dense streaks of dust blow diagonally northwest.

Further to the west, towards the left edge of the image, a lesser amount of dust is being swept northward off the coast, near the Cape of Misratah.

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