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Dust Off Coast of Western Sahara

20.7N 17W

September 7th, 2012 Category: Dust Storms

Mauritania – August 26th, 2012

A plume of dust blows from the Sahara Desert blows off the coast of Western Sahara. The plume remains north of the Ras Nouadhibou (Cap Blanc) peninsula, shared by Western Sahara and Mauritania, and does not cover the green, phytoplankton-stained waters of the Bay of Arguin (below).

Western Coast of Morocco, from Strait of Gibraltar to Ras Nouadhibou Peninsula

27.8N 13.1W

October 25th, 2010 Category: Deserts, Mountains

Morocco - October 21st, 2010

This image focuses on the Atlantic Coast of Morocco, with the Canary Islands visible offshore. The ridges of the Atlas Mountains appear as dark brown areas, while large expanses of sandy Saharan Desert appear golden in color.

In the full image, the entire western coastline of Morocco can be observed, from the Strait of Gibraltar in the north, by Spain, to the Ras Nouadhibou Peninsula, divided between Morocco/Western Sahara (north) and Mauritania (south), by the Bay of Arguin.

Dust From Western Africa Blows Far West Over Atlantic Ocean

21.8N 34.9W

September 18th, 2010 Category: Dust Storms

Dust Off West Coast of Africa - September 17th, 2010

A few days ago, a thick cloud of dust was seen blowing over the Ras Nouadhibou Peninsula of Morocco/Western Sahara and Mauritania (click here for previous article).

Here, the dust can be seen carried far westward over the Atlantic Ocean. Most is concentrated in one  plume that blows first southwest then archs upward towards the northwest.

Dust Over Bay of Arguin and Ras Nouadhibou Peninsula, West Africa

21.5N 17.6W

September 16th, 2010 Category: Dust Storms

Dust Off West Coast of Africa - September 15th, 2010

A thick cloud of dust blows across dry northwestern Africa and over the Ras Nouadhibou Peninsula, divided between Morocco/Western Sahara (north) and Mauritania (south). The dust completely obscures the usually bright green waters of the Bay of Arguin, just south of the peninsula.

Upon opening the full image, the Canary Islands can be seen to the north, as well as the Cape Verde Archipelago to the south. West of Cape Verde, on the left edge of the full image, is some convection associated with Hurricane Julia (12L), which recently passed by the islands.

Dust over Ras Nouadhibou Peninsula and Canary Islands

August 11th, 2010 Category: Dust Storms

Canary Islands - July 30th, 2010

Dust blows across arid northwestern Africa and over the Atlantic Ocean and the Canary Islands, belonging to Spain. Most of the dust over the ocean is concentrated off the Ras Nouadhibou Peninsula, divided between Morocco/Western Sahara (north) and Mauritania (south).

Despite the veil of dust, the Canary Islands can be observed quite well in the full image. The islands from largest to smallest are: Tenerife, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, La Palma, La Gomera, El Hierro, La Graciosa, Alegranza and Montaña Clara.

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