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Namibian Dust Over the Atlantic
May 15, 2013 | NASA Earth Observatory

Strong winds carry plumes of dust from parts of Namibia where dry soil and a lack of vegetation allow the wind to pick up dust from the gravel-covered plains.


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Ablation in Argentina
May 14, 2013 | NASA Earth Observatory
NASA's Earth Observatory has a satellite image showing how strong winds in Argentina are removing dust from inland lake beds and streaming it out over the Atlantic.

Wildfires and Dust Storm in Argentina
September 18, 2013 | NASA Earth Observatory
NASA Earth Observatory has satellite images of forest fire smoke and dust from a dry saline lake bed being carried by the wind.

Cold Front Pushing a Dust Storm
January 18, 2013 | NASA's Earth Observatory
NASA's Earth Observatory has an interesting satellite image of a cold front pushing a dust storm across the border between Colorado and Kansas in early January 2013. Drought in these areas is contributing to recurrent dust storms.


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