29 Jun '14, 10pm

Desert Coast—Morocco, Western Sahara: Recently tweeted from the International Space Station, this image of the...

Recently tweeted from the International Space Station, this image of the extremely arid West African coast of the Atlantic Ocean looks otherworldly. The image shows 215 kilometers (134 miles) of the Saharan coastline. The main patterns seen from orbit are the straight lines produced by strong northerly winds that blow parallel to the coast, producing wind streaks of sand and sand-free surfaces. The Sun’s rays are reflected off salty lagoons known as sabkhas near the coast. Reflected sunlight (sunglint) also highlights wave features on the ocean in the upper right corner of the image. Known as internal waves, the waves move in groups towards the coastline. Surface waves are responsible for the ocean’s green tint on the left. The waves erode the coastline, and the resulting sediment colors the water. The bright straight line at image lower left is a transport corridor of roa...

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Desert Coast—Morocco, Western Sahara: Recently ...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 29 Jun '14, 11pm

Recently tweeted from the International Space Station, this image of the extremely arid West African coast of the Atlantic...

Saharan Dust on the Move : Image of the Day #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 05 Jul '14, 3pm

A piece of Africa—actually lots of them—began to arrive in the Americas in June 2014. On June 23, a lengthy river of dust ...

Dust Plumes, Namib Desert #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 07 Jul '14, 2pm

Strong, hot winds known as “berg winds” (mountain winds) are lofting plumes of dust directly out into the Atlantic Ocean i...

'Saharan Dust on the Move' Image: via #NASA_App

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 05 Jul '14, 3pm

This composite image, made with data from the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) on Suomi NPP, shows dust h...

Stephanie Howe, 2014 Western States 100 Champ, ...

irunfar.com 29 Jun '14, 10pm

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OCO-2 Lifts Off #NASA

OCO-2 Lifts Off #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 03 Jul '14, 2pm

On the foggy morning of July 2, 2014, a Delta II rocket carrying NASA’s Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) roared off t...

Dust Plumes, Namib Desert: Strong, hot winds kn...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 06 Jul '14, 11pm

Strong, hot winds known as “berg winds” (mountain winds) are lofting plumes of dust directly out into the Atlantic Ocean i...

Saharan Dust on the Move: In June 2014, winds p...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 04 Jul '14, 11pm

A piece of Africa—actually lots of them—began to arrive in the Americas in June 2014. On June 23, a lengthy river of dust ...

Day-dreaming about about a sailing holiday on t...

cntraveller.com 03 Jul '14, 10am

The cool, calm waters of the Turkish Mediterranean are ideal for a relaxing sailing holiday - with nothing on the agenda b...