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From: Dan Richter (1:317/3)
To: All
Date: Sat, 05.06.21 13:00
MODIS Pic of the Day 05 June 2021
June 5, 2021 - Dust off Nambia and South Africa


Dust off Nambia and South Africa

Plumes of orange dust blew off the coast of southwestern Africa in
early June 2021. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer
(MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite acquired this true-color image on
June 3.

Two large parallel plumes stream westward over the dark waters of the
South Atlantic Ocean along the southern coast, while several broader
and fainter plumes blow off the northern coast. All appear to rise from
the sands of the Namib Desert, a cool coastal desert that stretches
about 1,200 miles (2,000 km) from southern Angola to northern South
Africa. The largest section lies in Namibia and appears as an
orange-tinted sand sea. The southern plumes rise in South Africa, south
of the Orange River which marks the boundary between Namibia and South
Africa. The fainter plumes flow from the Sand Sea in Namibia.

Image Facts
Satellite: Terra
Date Acquired: 6/3/2021
Resolutions: 1km (1 MB), 500m (2.9 MB), 250m (1.7 MB)
Bands Used: 1,4,3
Image Credit: MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA GSFC
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