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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.

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.

Dust Near Cape Verde Islands – February 4th, 2013

11.9N 15W

February 4th, 2013 Category: Dust Storms, Image of the day

West Africa – February 2nd, 2013

Dust from the Sahara Desert blows off the coast of Mauritania, Senegal, the Gambia and Guinea Bissau (top to bottom, right side of image), towards the Cape Verde islands (upper left quadrant). As the dust appears thickest offshore, the Senegal River (upper right, forming the border between Senegal and Mauritania), the Gambia River (center of coastline) and the Geba River (lower part of coastline, marked by a wide, sediment-filled estuary) can be observed.

Dust Blowing Over Bay of Arguin, Mauritania

20.6N 16.4W

July 12th, 2012 Category: Dust Storms, Rivers

Mauritania and Senegal – July 11th, 2012

A plume of dust blows off the coast of Mauritania, north of the border with Senegal. The border is marked by the green line of the Senegal River. The dust obscures the waters of the Bay of Arguin, which usually appear bright green from phytoplankton growth (click here for more images of the bay).

Dense Cloud of Dust Blowing Over Senegal-Mauritania Border

16.4N 17.5W

May 23rd, 2012 Category: Dust Storms, Rivers

West Africa - May 21st, 2012

A dense cloud of dust blows over Mauritania (above) and Senegal (below), and off the coast of West Africa. Partially visible through the airborne dust are the Bay of Arguin (above), in Mauritania, and the Senegal River, a greenish line marking the Mauritania-Senegal border (center).