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New Visualization on the Godzilla Dust Storm by NASA (April 19, 2021)

by Ernest Werner last modified Apr 28, 2021 10:13 AM

Godzilla Dust Storm Visualization by NASA's GIBS

Visualizations by Helen-Nicole Kostis Released on April 19, 2021

"In June 2020, a "Godzilla" dust plume travelled from the Sahara, the planet’s largest, hottest desert, across the Atlantic ocean to North America. Saharan dust plumes are a natural phenomenon and occur especially during the summertime, due to dust uplift from low level jets and haboobs. This particular event was nicknamed "Godzilla" dust plume, because of its huge extent and massive amount of dust transport - the most intense episode over the past two decades."

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