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Dust Plume Blowing West from Sahara into Atlantic Ocean

June 10, 2020
Large brown dust plume mixed with white clouds is seen over Western Africa and extending over the Atlantic Ocean.

Talk about dust in the wind! This plume blowing west over the Atlantic Ocean from the Sahara Desert was captured on June 7, 2020 by the NOAA-20 satellite. Did you know this dust can help suppress hurricane development? 

For more information about this phenomenon, which is known as the Saharan Air Layer (SAL), please visit: