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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 by Senegal River and Cap-Vert Peninsula, Senegal

May 26th, 2013 Category: Dust Storms, Rivers

West Africa – May 25th, 2013

Dust from the Sahara Desert blows westward off the coast of West Africa. The dust is thickest around the border between Mauritania (above) and Senegal (below), with plumes visible just north of the Senegal River (center) and the Cap-Vert peninsula, a rocky promontory extending west from the main sandy areas of Senegal on which the capital city of Dakar is located.

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.

Phytoplankton and Sediments Along Mauritania Coast

20.6N 16.4W

March 20th, 2013 Category: Phytoplankton, Sediments

Mauritania – March 20th, 2013

Phytoplankton and sediments cause waters of the Atlantic along the coast of Mauritania to have a green hue. Most of the phytoplankton growth is concentrated in the Bay of Arguin, to the north, while sediments can be seen flowing forth from the mouth of the Senegal River, to the south. Some dust can also be seen blowing off the coast of Senegal towards the bottom of the image.