Category Archives: Dust

Flooding in the UAE and Oman

During mid-April 2024, unprecedented flooding occurred in the Middle East, specifically in the countries of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Oman. Over the course of a few days, a series of storms produced significant precipitation totals that pummeled the … Continue reading

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Impacts of Water Vapor on Satellite Dust Detection of the 16-17 February 2020 Saharan Air Layer Dust Event over the Eastern Atlantic

Lewis Grasso1, Dan Bikos1, Jorel Torres1, John Forsythe1, Heather Q. Cronk1, Curtis J. Seaman1, Emily Berndt2 1Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 2NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Short-term Prediction Research and Transition Center, … Continue reading

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17 April 2019 thunderstorm event over northern Mexico as observed by GOES-16

By Louie Grasso and Dan Bikos On the day of 17 April 2019 observations indicated a significant upper-level trough over the southwest portions of the US.¬† As is typical with this type of synoptic setup, southwesterly flow ahead of the … Continue reading

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Santa Ana Winds and Dust Identification

It is that time of year again, to observe Santa Ana Wind events for Southern California. On 15 October 2018, an upper-level trough advected into the southwestern United States (i.e. see GOES-16, Upper Level Water Vapor imagery below), produced cold … Continue reading

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Dust off the coast of Africa!

Earlier this morning, a large areal extent of dust advected off the coast of Africa. The new National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration¬† – 20 (NOAA-20) satellite, launched into orbit back in November 2017, captured the dust via Day/Night Band (DNB) … Continue reading

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