St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center
Atmospheric transport of dust aerosols (green), sulfate (red), and smoke (blue) is shown for August 5-10, 2009. The depicted Navy Aerosol Analysis and Prediction System (NAAPS) Global Aerosol Model was developed by Dr. Douglas Westphal (email: firstname.lastname@example.org) of the Naval Research Laboratory, Marine Meteorology Division, Monterey, California.
The two satellite images below, acquired by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard NASA's Terra satellite on March 2004, show large Saharan dust storms leaving Africa and moving over the Atlantic Ocean to cover downwind islands.
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