Sahara Sand almost Halfway Across Atlantic Ocean; Sulfate Concentration Increasing on the Eastern US

The Nasa Worldview image above shows sand and dust have been detected going over the Atlantic Ocean from the Sahara Desert (Figure 1). The sand is almost halfway across the Atlantic Ocean on August 20th (Figure 1) as compared to August 19th (Figure 2).

The HMS image above shows that the AOD concentration in the Eastern United States is at a higher level (0.4 to 1.0 ppm) than usual (0.0 to 0.4 ppm) (Figure 3). This may be caused due to a high sulfate sulfur concentration in the Eastern United States as shown in by the NRL/Monterey Aerosol Page (Figure 4).

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