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Dust and Haze

A Dust Plume to Remember
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A Dust Plume to Remember

While dust routinely blows across the Atlantic Ocean, scientists rarely see plumes as large and dense with particles as the one that darkened Caribbean skies in June 2020.

Published Jun 29, 2020

Image of the Day Atmosphere Dust and Haze Remote Sensing

Dust Traverses the Atlantic Ocean
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Dust Traverses the Atlantic Ocean

A tremendous plume of dust from North Africa drifts toward the Caribbean and contiguous United States.

Published Jun 19, 2020

Image of the Day Atmosphere Land Water Dust and Haze Remote Sensing

Nitrogen Dioxide Levels Rebound in China
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Nitrogen Dioxide Levels Rebound in China

With most lockdowns ending and economic activity resuming, levels of the air pollutant have returned to near normal for this time of year.

Published May 22, 2020

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Satellites Show a Decline in Fire in the U.S. Southeast
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Satellites Show a Decline in Fire in the U.S. Southeast

Among the byproducts of the pandemic and social distancing is a drop in forest management fires on federal lands.

Published May 18, 2020

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Airborne Particle Levels Plummet in Northern India
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Airborne Particle Levels Plummet in Northern India

Satellite data show that aerosol levels have dropped significantly since the COVID-19 lockdown began.

Published Apr 20, 2020

Image of the Day Atmosphere Dust and Haze Human Presence Remote Sensing