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Golden Sands Over the Atlantic Ocean

18.4N 18.1W

June 4th, 2013 Category: Dust Storms MODISTerra

West Africa – June 1st, 2013

A golden plume of dust spreads westward over the Atlantic Ocean, intermingled with cloud-cover. The plume blows off the coast of West Africa around the Mauritania-Senegal border, creating a yellowish veil over the mouth of the Senegal River (marking the border between the two countries) and the Bay of Arguin (in Mauritania, to the north).

Veil of Dust Partially Covering Bay of Arguin, Mauritania

19.2N 17.6W

June 2nd, 2013 Category: Dust Storms

West Africa – June 1st, 2013

Saharan dust blows southwestward off the coast of West Africa, partially veiling the usually bright green, phytoplankton-tinged waters of the Bay of Arguin, on the shores of Mauritania (above center). The dust also partially veils the mouth of the Senegal River (below center), marking the border between Mauritania and Senegal.

Dust Blowing Across Mauritania and Senegal

17.9N 16.4W

May 27th, 2013 Category: Dust Storms

West Africa – May 26th, 2013

A dust storm in West Africa continues to blow large quantities of dust from the Sahara Desert across Mauritania (above) and Senegal (below), and over the Atlantic Ocean. Partially veiled by the dust are bodies of water such as the Bay of Arguin (above) and the Senegal River (center).

Dust Over Cape Verde Archipelago

17.2N 16.5W

May 22nd, 2013 Category: Dust Storms

West Africa – May 22nd, 2013

A veil of dust blows off the coast of West Africa and towards the islands of the Cape Verde archipelago (lower left quadrant). Along the coast, the dust hangs over the Bay of Arguin (above), in Mauritania, and the mouth of the Senegal River (below), in Senegal.

Vortex Streets by Canary Islands and Dust Off Mauritania

26.8N 17W

April 18th, 2013 Category: Clouds, Dust Storms

Mauritania – April 17th, 2013

The interesting paisley swirled cloud patterns southwest of the Canary Islands are Kármán vortex streets. In fluid dynamics, these are repeating patterns of swirling vortices caused by the unsteady separation of flow of a fluid around blunt bodies – in this case, the islands of the archipelago. Visible in the lower part of the image is the Bay of Arguin, in Mauritania, and a light veil of dust blowing off the coast.

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