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