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Kármán Vortex Streets Trailing Off Cape Verde and Canary Islands – June 20th, 2013

21.8N 18.5W

June 20th, 2013 Category: Clouds, Image of the day VIIRSSuomi-NPP

West Africa – June 19th, 2013

West of Western Sahara, Mauritania and Senegal, off the coast of West Africa, is an atmospheric phenomenon known as Kármán Vortex Streets. These parallel rows of oppositely spinning vortices, caused by the unsteady separation of flow of a fluid around blunt bodies, can be seen trailing off the Canary Islands (above) and off the Cape Verde islands (below). Some dust can also be seen spreading off the coast of Mauritania.

Dust Over Cape Verde Archipelago

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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.

Dust Near Cape Verde Islands – February 4th, 2013

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February 4th, 2013 Category: Dust Storms, Image of the day

West Africa – February 2nd, 2013

Dust from the Sahara Desert blows off the coast of Mauritania, Senegal, the Gambia and Guinea Bissau (top to bottom, right side of image), towards the Cape Verde islands (upper left quadrant). As the dust appears thickest offshore, the Senegal River (upper right, forming the border between Senegal and Mauritania), the Gambia River (center of coastline) and the Geba River (lower part of coastline, marked by a wide, sediment-filled estuary) can be observed.

Dust Plumes North and South of Bay of Arguin, Mauritania and Western Sahara – December 17th, 2012

20.0N 12W

December 17th, 2012 Category: Dust Storms, Image of the day

West Africa – December 16th, 2012

Dust blows off the coast of Western Sahara (above) and Mauritania (below), north and south of the green-watered Bay of Arguin. The plume north of the bay blows to the east-northeast, while the one to the south blows east-southeast. Visible in the upper right corner are the Canary Islands, while the Cape Verde Islands can be seen at the lower left. Both archipelagos are fully visible in the full image.

Dust Over Atlantic Ocean West of Senegal

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December 11th, 2012 Category: Dust Storms

Senegal – December 6th, 2012

Dust blows off the west coast of Africa, west of Mauritania, Senegal, the Gambia and Guinea-Bissau (top to bottom). Protruding outwards from the coast is the Cap-Vert Peninsula, on which the Senegalese capital city of Dakar is located. In the full image, the dust can be seen reaching across the Atlantic Ocean to the Cape Verde Islands.