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Dust Off West Africa Coast from Western Sahara to Guinea Bissau

13.5N 17W

February 3rd, 2013 Category: Dust Storms

West Africa – February 1st, 2013

Dust from the Sahara Desert blows westward, off the coast of West Africa, including the countries of Western Sahara, Mauritania, Senegal, the Gambia and Guinea Bissau (along coast, from top to bottom). Partially visible through the dust are bodies of water such as the Bay of Arguin (above, in Mauritania) and the mouth of the Geba River (below, in Guinea Bissau).

Dust from Senegal to Cape Verde Islands

14.7N 17.6W

January 8th, 2013 Category: Dust Storms, Sediments

West Africa – January 7th, 2013

Dust from the Sahara Desert blows off the coast of West Africa. Here, the dust is thickest off the coast of Senegal, north of the Cap Vert Peninsula, and spreads westward over the Cape Verde Islands (upper left edge). Visible south of the peninsula are sediments from rivers in Senegal and the Gambia including the Saloum, Gambia and Casamance (north to south) Rivers.

Dust Over Atlantic Ocean West of Senegal

14.6N 17.4W

December 11th, 2012 Category: Dust Storms

Senegal – December 6th, 2012

Dust blows off the west coast of Africa, west of Mauritania, Senegal, the Gambia and Guinea-Bissau (top to bottom). Protruding outwards from the coast is the Cap-Vert Peninsula, on which the Senegalese capital city of Dakar is located. In the full image, the dust can be seen reaching across the Atlantic Ocean to the Cape Verde Islands.

Dust Over West Africa Between Senegal and Geba Rivers

16.3N 15.8W

April 14th, 2012 Category: Dust Storms

West Africa - April 12th, 2012

Dust blows off the coast of West Africa, over Senegal, the Gambia and Guinea Bissau. The dust partially veils the Senegal River, visible as a greenish line by the coast near the image center, and the Geba River, whose wide mouth can be observed near the bottom of the image.

The dust is thicker over the coast between these two rivers, obscuring other important watercourses such as the Casamance and Gambia Rivers. Some dust can be seen by the Senegal-Mauritania border (marked by the Senegal River), but in general the airborne particles were not carried much farther north, allowing the green waters of the Bay of Arguin to be observed clearly.

Dust Plume and Cloud of Smoke, West Africa

11.4N 10.9W

March 19th, 2012 Category: Dust Storms, Fires

Dust and Smoke Over West Africa - March 18th, 2012

Dust and smoke mingle in the lower part of this image of West Africa, particularly in the lower right quadrant. Fires in this region, particularly near the border of Liberia, Côte d’Ivoire and Guinea, have been releasing a thick cloud of smoke over the last few days (click here for previous images of the fires).

The region has also be plagued by a dust storm (click here for previous images). While a veil of dust is visible over much of the image, a thicker plume can be seen blowing off the coast of Senegal in the lower left quadrant.