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Dust Off Coast of Senegal and Mauritania

14.8N 17W

April 30th, 2012 Category: Dust Storms

West Africa - April 28th, 2012

A thick cloud of dust can be seen blowing off the coast of West Africa, by the Mauritania-Senegal border. The dust is situated just north of the Cap Vert Peninsula, on which the Senegalese capital of Dakar is located. To the south, sediments from the Geba River, in Guinea Bissau, can be seen entering the Atlantic Ocean.

Coastline of Guinea Bissau and Guinea – April 17th, 2012

10.3N 14.6W

April 17th, 2012 Category: Image of the day, Rivers

Guinea Bissau - January 4th, 2012

This wide-swath ASAR image shows the coastline of Guinea Bissau (west) and Ghana (east), along the Atlantic Ocean. One of the largest indentations in the coastline is the estuary of the Geba River. Visible by the left edge of the image are the islands of the Bijagos Archipelago. While the inland regions are savanna, the coastline is plain with swamps of Guinean mangroves. Here, the elevation rises as one moves eastward.

Dust Over West Africa Between Senegal and Geba Rivers

16.3N 15.8W

April 14th, 2012 Category: Dust Storms

West Africa - April 12th, 2012

Dust blows off the coast of West Africa, over Senegal, the Gambia and Guinea Bissau. The dust partially veils the Senegal River, visible as a greenish line by the coast near the image center, and the Geba River, whose wide mouth can be observed near the bottom of the image.

The dust is thicker over the coast between these two rivers, obscuring other important watercourses such as the Casamance and Gambia Rivers. Some dust can be seen by the Senegal-Mauritania border (marked by the Senegal River), but in general the airborne particles were not carried much farther north, allowing the green waters of the Bay of Arguin to be observed clearly.

Dust and Smoke Over West Africa From Mauritania to Guinea Bissau

15.0N 16.7W

April 11th, 2012 Category: Dust Storms, Fires

West Africa - April 10th, 2012

Golden dust can be seen blowing off the coast of West Africa, over (from top to bottom) Mauritania, Senegal, the Gambia, and Guinea Bissau, towards the Cape Verde Islands (visible in the upper left corner of the full image). The right side of the image also appears covered by a hazy veil, seemingly from a mix of dust and smoke from fires.

Smoke Off Coast of Guinea and Sierra Leone

7.3N 11.2W

April 7th, 2012 Category: Fires

West Africa - April 6th, 2012

Smoke blows off the coast of West Africa near the border between Guinea and Sierra Leone. Extremely arid conditions have been causing problems with wildfires and dust storms in the region over the last month (click here for previous images). Visible further up the coast are sediments pouring into the Atlantic Ocean from the Geba and other rivers in Guinea Bissau.