Earth  ID: 2957

China Dust Storm Pollutes Air in the Eastern United States in April 2001 (Flatmap)

A large dust storm develops over China on April 6 and 7, 2001. This animation shows the dust moving over China, Russia, Japan, the Pacific Ocean, and Canada, settling over the United States.

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Visualization Credits

Lori Perkins (NASA/GSFC): Lead Animator
Cindy Starr (GST): Visualizer
Pawan K. Bhartia (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
Paul Newman (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
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Earth Probe/TOMS
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TOMS Aerosols

DLESE >> Atmospheric science
SVS >> Dust
SVS >> Pollution
SVS >> Smoke
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Atmosphere >> Aerosols
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Atmosphere >> Atmospheric Winds
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Human Dimensions >> Natural Hazards
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Human Dimensions >> Natural Hazards >> Fires
GCMD >> Location >> China
SVS >> For Educators
SVS >> Pollutants >> Distribution
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