A new Saharan dust storm over the Atlantic Ocean

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Publié le 1 février 2022

Air quality in the Canary Islands (Spain), as well as in Madeira (Portugal), has been heavily affected by significant concentrations of particulate matter (dust) in the air. Consequently, the Spanish National Meteorological Agency, AEMET, has issued a yellow alert and health authorities have advised people not to stay outdoors for extended periods of time. 

This image, acquired by one of the Copernicus Sentinel-3 satellites on 30 January, shows a new Saharan dust storm, the third in less than two weeks, with transport from the west coast of Africa over to the Atlantic Ocean.
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With a revisit time of one day, the Copernicus Sentinel-5P satellite delivers free and open access data that can be used to monitor air quality worldwide. This data can be used to inform models that predict the impact of dust storms.

Check out this and tons more gorgeous Copernicus images
over on the Copernicus Image of the Day website