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Humongous Dust Storm Sweeps Africa

Posted by feww on March 20, 2010

10,000-km dust storm plagues Africa


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A massive  dust storm stretching from the Red Sea to the Atlantic Ocean swept across the southern Sahara Desert, Africa on March 19, 2010. Composite image, spanning more than 10,000 kilometers (6,000 miles), was taken by NASA/Aqua/Terra/ MODIS and consists of 7 satellite overpasses. Gray triangular areas represent satellites blind spots. The composite also captured another dust storm blowing across Arabia (see upper right corner). Source: NASA

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5 Responses to “Humongous Dust Storm Sweeps Africa”

  1. […] Humongous Dust Storm Sweeps Africa […]

  2. Ian said

    sorry 1,000 Mts, not 10,000 Mts

    • feww said

      You mean 1,000 meters?
      Do you get the impression that nature is probably targeting certain types of harmful human activity more than all others?

  3. Ian said

    Yes visibility is down to 10,000 Mts in the offshore field Calabar.
    No helicopter flights yesterday, none so far today
    Awaiting rain forecast for Calabar area to bring the dust down

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