23 Sep '11, 5pm

Dust off Western Africa [image] #NASA

Dust off Western Africa [image] #NASA

Dust plumes blew off the west coast of Africa and over the Atlantic Ocean in late September 2011. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite captured this natural-color image on September 23, 2011. The dust plumes sport a wave-like appearance—bands of thick dust alternating with bands of relatively clear air. Some waves extend westward while others curve toward the south in giant arcs. At the end of one curving wave of dust, a line of clouds extends southward over the sea. These ribbon-like patterns might result from atmospheric waves. Sand seas sprawl over much of Mauritania, and the abundant sand provides plentiful material for dust storms. This dust storm has not yet reached Cape Verde, which lies to the southwest, but the dust appears headed in that general direction. References Haynes, J. (2009, July 20). Weather: Avoiding Turb...

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Dust Storm in the Middle East [image] #NASA

Dust Storm in the Middle East [image] #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 28 Sep '11, 3pm

In late September 2011, a dust storm extended from Saudi Arabia to Turkey, hovering over parts of Cyprus and the Mediterra...

Dust over the Eastern Mediterranean Sea [image] #NASA

Dust over the Eastern Mediterranean Sea [image]...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 30 Sep '11, 6pm

Dust from the Arabian Peninsula lingered over the eastern end of the Mediterranean Sea on September 29, 2011. The Moderate...

Novozymes Pioneers Food–Energy Venture in Africa

sustainablebusiness.com 22 Sep '11, 5pm

Thousands of charcoal-burning cookstoves in Mozambique, Africa will be replaced with cleaner ethanol stoves, thanks to an ...

Down in the mud (with lovely results) in S.Afri...

350.org 23 Sep '11, 10am

Oh, doesn’t this make you want to go out and play ! Artists Janet Botes and Nicolle Marais, armed with mud and stencils, d...

Hurricane Hilary [image] #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 25 Sep '11, 6pm

Hilary was a Category 4 hurricane on September 24, 2011, according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC). At 8:00 a....

Fires in Australia [image] #NASA

Fires in Australia [image] #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 27 Sep '11, 10pm

Large fires are a regular feature in the savannah grasslands of Australia’s Northern Territory. This image, taken on Septe...

Four Corners, Southwestern U.S.: Acquired June ...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 24 Sep '11, 10pm

acquired June 11, 2001 download large image (3 MB, JPEG) acquired June 11, 2001 download GeoTIFF file (11 MB, TIFF) In jus...