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African Dust Heads to South America

Hemmed in by the inter-tropical convergence zone on its southern flank, a river of African dust flows across the Atlantic in late June of 2014. The above VIIRS composite shows that the dust had made it half way across the ocean by June 23. Roll your pointer over the image to see the dust reaching all the way to South America 24 hours later.



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