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Sun Glint Highlighting Casamance, Farim and Geba Rivers, West Africa – April 5th, 2012

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April 5th, 2012 Category: Image of the day, Rivers

Guinea Bissau - April 2nd, 2012

Sun glint highlights rivers entering the Atlantic Ocean along the coast of West Africa, from Senegal to Guinea Bissau. Visible crossing the upper portion of the image is the Casamance River, in the southern portion of Senegal between The Gambia and Guinea-Bissau. It flows westward along a path about 200 miles (320 km) in length.

Visible towards the middle of the image is the Farim River, in Guinea Bissau, also known as the Cacheu along its lower length. Its total length is about 257 km. It runs west and broadens into an estuary, which appears silvery here due to the sun glint.

Visible at the bottom of the image is the wide estuary of the Geba River, with a total width of about 10 miles (16 km). The Geba rises in Guinea, passes through Senegal, and reaches the Atlantic Ocean in Guinea-Bissau. It is about 340 miles (550 km) in total length.

Dust and Smoke Over Mouth of Geba River, West Africa

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March 27th, 2012 Category: Dust Storms, Fires, Rivers, Sediments

Dust and Smoke Over West Africa - March 23rd, 2012

A mix of dust and smoke continues to blow off the coast of West Africa (click here for previous images). Visible through the haze is the mouth of the Geba River, in Guinea Bissau, near the border with Senegal. Tan sediments pour out into the Atlantic Ocean and take on a green hue as they diffuse into deeper waters.

Dust and Smoke Still Hanging in Air Over West Africa

March 25th, 2012 Category: Dust Storms, Fires

Dust and Smoke Over West Africa - March 21st, 2012

Dust and smoke blow off the coast of Senegal and Guinea Bissau, stretching out over the Atlantic Ocean to the south of the Cape Verde archipelago. Extremely dry conditions in West Africa have lead to fires and intense dust storms in the region over the past week (click here for previous images). Here, partially visible through the haze, is the mouth of the Geba River and the sediments it is releasing into the ocean.

Dust Continuing to Blow Off West Africa

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March 20th, 2012 Category: Dust Storms

Dust Off Coast of West Africa - March 19th, 2011

Dust hangs in the sky over the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of West Africa. It is thickest in the upper right quadrant, where a plume of dust blows southwestward off the coast of Senegal and Guinea Bissau towards the image center. The bright white area near the center is caused by sun glint off the dust and water below. This dust storm has been going on over several days (click here for previous images).

Dust Plume and Cloud of Smoke, West Africa

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March 19th, 2012 Category: Dust Storms, Fires

Dust and Smoke Over West Africa - March 18th, 2012

Dust and smoke mingle in the lower part of this image of West Africa, particularly in the lower right quadrant. Fires in this region, particularly near the border of Liberia, Côte d’Ivoire and Guinea, have been releasing a thick cloud of smoke over the last few days (click here for previous images of the fires).

The region has also be plagued by a dust storm (click here for previous images). While a veil of dust is visible over much of the image, a thicker plume can be seen blowing off the coast of Senegal in the lower left quadrant.