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Smoke and Dust Over West Africa From Guinea Bissau to Liberia – February 8th, 2013

9.7N 14.7W

February 8th, 2013 Category: Dust Storms, Fires, Image of the day

Guinea Bissau and Guinea – February 3rd, 2013

A thick haze hangs over Guinea Bissau, Guineau, Sierra Leone and Liberia (along coast from top to bottom), in West Africa. The haze is likely a combination of smoke from agricultural fires and dust from the Sahara Desert. Visible through the smoke are sediments spilling forth from the mouth of the Geba River, in Guinea Bissau (upper left corner).

Dust Near Cape Verde Islands – February 4th, 2013

11.9N 15W

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 Off West Africa Coast from Western Sahara to Guinea Bissau

13.5N 17W

February 3rd, 2013 Category: Dust Storms

West Africa – February 1st, 2013

Dust from the Sahara Desert blows westward, off the coast of West Africa, including the countries of Western Sahara, Mauritania, Senegal, the Gambia and Guinea Bissau (along coast, from top to bottom). Partially visible through the dust are bodies of water such as the Bay of Arguin (above, in Mauritania) and the mouth of the Geba River (below, in Guinea Bissau).

Dust Over Atlantic Ocean West of Senegal

14.6N 17.4W

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.

Golden Sediments from Geba River, Guinea Bissau – November 27th, 2012

11.8N 15.6W

November 27th, 2012 Category: Image of the day, Rivers, Sediments

Guinea Bissau – November 25th, 2012

Sediments color the Geba River various shades of green and gold as it flows towards the coast of West Africa. The rises in Guinea, passes through Senegal, and reaches the Atlantic Ocean in Guinea-Bissau. It is about 340 miles (550 km) in total length.

Its tributary the Colufe River joins the Geba at Bafatá. After passing by Geba town and Bambadinca, the river broadens into a wide estuary below Xime (where it is joined by the Corubal River), with a total width of about 10 miles (16 km) at Bissau.