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Dust Over Chad and Niger

12.8N 14.0E

May 9th, 2013 Category: Dust Storms

Chad – May 8th, 2013

Strong winds are kicking up dust from the Sahara Desert in this image, creating a hazy veil over Chad and Niger. The veil partially obscures Lake Chad (below, center) and the Tibesti Mountains (above, right). While dust storms are common the in the region, increased frequency may point to climate change.

Dust Over Lake Chad and Southern Aïr Mountains, Chad and Niger

18.2N 7.9E

March 24th, 2013 Category: Dust Storms

Chad – March 23rd, 2013

Dust blows across the Sahara Desert, creating a thin veil over Lake Chad (below) and south of the Aïr Mountains, a triangular massif in northern Niger (left edge). While the dust cross the southernmost part of the Aïr range, it does not affect the Tibesti Mountains, another volcanic range in Chad, to the northeast.

Dust Over Tibesti Mountains, Libya and Chad

21.5N 18.1E

January 29th, 2013 Category: Dust Storms, Mountains

Chad and Libya – January 28th, 2013

The Tibesti Mountains are a volcanic group of inactive volcanoes with one potentially active volcano in the central Sahara desert in the Bourkou-Ennedi-Tibesti Region of northern Chad. The northern slopes extend a short distance into southern Libya. Here, the usually dark brown slopes appear light tan in places due to a veil of airborn dust particles blown about from the surrounding desert. In the full image, a larger cloud of dust can be seen to the south.

Dust Blowing by Southern Part of Tibesti Mountains, Chad

21.6N 17.5E

July 9th, 2012 Category: Dust Storms, Mountains

Libya and Chad – July 7th, 2012

Dust blows about in the air south of the Tibesti Mountains. While the dust remains in the airspace over Chad, the mountain range extends northward into Libya. Dust storms were also visible in this region at the end of June and beginning of July (click here for previous images).

Dust Arching Between Tibesti Mountains and Ennedi Plateau, Chad

17.2N 22.8E

July 3rd, 2012 Category: Dust Storms, Mountains

USA – July 2nd, 2012

Dust blows in an arched shape, dipping to the south, between the Tibesti Mountains (upper left quadrant) and the Ennedi Plateau (lower right quadrant), in Chad. The former extend into southern Libya, while the latter is entirely in Chad. The Ennedi Plateau is a sandstone bulwark in the middle of the Sahara. It is assailed by sands on all sides, that encroach upon its deep valleys.

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