11 Dec '11, 11pm

Dust Plume over the Bahia Blanca [image] #NASA

Northwestern and central Argentina are subject to frequent dust storms. A combination of late Pleistocene loess—fine sediments deposited by wind and associated with former glaciers—and dry westerlies blowing down from the Andes Mountains combine to produce sudden and extensive clouds of the fine soil. The strong winds are known locally as the pampero sucio. This panoramic, oblique view of eastern Argentina and its coastline shows a large plume of dust blowing from the interior to the Atlantic Ocean. This image is centered on Bahia Blanca, which is also highlighted by sun glint—light reflected off the water surface back towards the astronaut-observers on the International Space Station (ISS). The only significant cloud cover is located offshore. A docked Russian Progress spacecraft is visible at image upper right. The dust event illustrated above spans parts of the province...

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First Global Image from VIIRS [image] #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 15 Dec '11, 11pm

From its vantage 824 kilometers (512 miles) above Earth, the Visible Infrared Imager Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) on the NPOES...

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earthobservatory.nasa.gov 13 Dec '11, 11pm

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earthobservatory.nasa.gov 15 Dec '11, 11pm

From its vantage 824 kilometers (512 miles) above Earth, the Visible Infrared Imager Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) on the NPOES...

Do You See What They See [image] #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 23 Dec '11, 11pm

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Winds and Waves Stir Dust and Mud: A windstorm ...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 17 Dec '11, 11pm

The mingling of winds and deserts often leads to dust storms. But winds do more than stir up the land surface; they also g...

Winds and Waves Stir Dust and Mud: A windstorm ...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 17 Dec '11, 11pm

The mingling of winds and deserts often leads to dust storms. But winds do more than stir up the land surface; they also g...