Saharan Dust over the Atlantic

OK, I guess I need to jump on the bandwagon and post a pic of the Saharan dust blowing over the Atlantic 😛 , so here is an image received by ground station this afternoon.  I labeled the main stuff you can see – dust, more dust, and the tropical cyclone parts.

So why do we care about this?  Well, for one thing, dust off of Africa can help suppress hurricane activity.  There is a lot of research underway to try to better understand this

3 thoughts on “Saharan Dust over the Atlantic

  1. We do care…It’s is very hazy this afternoon looking across the marsh toward the barrier islands. Saharan dust?

  2. I have to say that every senior member of my family has leapt upon the hope of the Saharan dust!! I sent this to them and they are all rooting for wave upon wave of dust.rolling onward from sea to less than shining sea.

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