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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.

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.

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