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Golden Sands Over the Atlantic Ocean

18.4N 18.1W

June 4th, 2013 Category: Dust Storms MODISTerra

West Africa – June 1st, 2013

A golden plume of dust spreads westward over the Atlantic Ocean, intermingled with cloud-cover. The plume blows off the coast of West Africa around the Mauritania-Senegal border, creating a yellowish veil over the mouth of the Senegal River (marking the border between the two countries) and the Bay of Arguin (in Mauritania, to the north).

Veil of Dust Partially Covering Bay of Arguin, Mauritania

19.2N 17.6W

June 2nd, 2013 Category: Dust Storms

West Africa – June 1st, 2013

Saharan dust blows southwestward off the coast of West Africa, partially veiling the usually bright green, phytoplankton-tinged waters of the Bay of Arguin, on the shores of Mauritania (above center). The dust also partially veils the mouth of the Senegal River (below center), marking the border between Mauritania and Senegal.

Dust Blowing Over Cape Verde Islands – June 1st, 2013

16.0N 23W

June 1st, 2013 Category: Dust Storms, Image of the day

West Africa – June 1st, 2013

A plume of dust spreads westward, off the coast of West Africa by the Mauritania-Senegal border (marked by the Senegal River, right center). The plume extends west-southwestward, blowing far over the Cape Verde Islands.

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.

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