EARTH - 23 Aug 2018 - This visualization highlights GEOS FP model output for aerosols on August 23, 2018.
EARTH - 23 Aug 2018 - This visualization highlights GEOS FP model output for aerosols on August 23, 2018. On that day, huge plumes of smoke drifted over North America and Africa, three different tropical cyclones churned in the Pacific Ocean, and large clouds of dust blew over deserts in Africa and Asia. The storms are visible within giant swirls of sea salt aerosol (blue), which winds loft into the air as part of sea spray. Black carbon particles (red) are among the particles emitted by fires; vehicle and factory emissions are another common source. Particles the model classified as dust are shown in purple. The visualization includes a layer of night light data collected by the day-night band of the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) on Suomi NPP that shows the locations of towns and cities - Picture by Atlas Photo Archive/NASA/Joshua Stevens/Adam Voiland
Image ID: OS1875_P0628
Author: 2018 Atlas Photo Archive
2018 Atlas Photo Archive
Image size: 25.9 Mpixels (74.2 MB uncompressed) - 7200x3600 pixels (24.0x12.0 in / 61.0x30.5 cm at 300 ppi)
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