Earth  ID: 2706

African Dust Sequence

A 48-hour dust storm on March 1 and 2, 2003, is responsible for a very large dust transport over the Atlantic Ocean from March 2 through March 6, 2003.

Visualization Credits

Lori Perkins (NASA/GSFC): Lead Animator
Marte Newcombe (GST): Animator
Greg Shirah (NASA/GSFC): Animator
Horace Mitchell (NASA/GSFC): Animator
Vincent Salomonson (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
Please give credit for this item to:
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio, Jacques Descloitres(NASA/GSFC), Jeff Schmaltz (NASA/GSFC)

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Data Used:
Note: While we identify the data sets used in these visualizations, we do not store any further details nor the data sets themselves on our site.

Dates of Data Used:
2003/03/02, 2003/03/04, 2003/03/05, 2003/03/06

DLESE >> Atmospheric science
DLESE >> Natural hazards
SVS >> Storm
GCMD >> Location >> Africa
SVS >> Atmosphere >> Winds >> Circulation
NASA Science >> Earth

GCMD keywords can be found on the Internet with the following citation: Olsen, L.M., G. Major, K. Shein, J. Scialdone, S. Ritz, T. Stevens, M. Morahan, A. Aleman, R. Vogel, S. Leicester, H. Weir, M. Meaux, S. Grebas, C.Solomon, M. Holland, T. Northcutt, R. A. Restrepo, R. Bilodeau, 2013. NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords. Version

Places you might have seen this:
ABC Nightly News, 6:30PM, Friday, March 14, 2003