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Princeton University

Dust in the Wind

Caption: The image shows the emission and transport of dust and other important aerosols to the Southern Ocean on Dec. 30, 2006. Dust is represented with orange to red colors, sea salt with blue, organic and black carbon with green to yellow, and sulfates with ash brown to white. In the image, a plume of dust has been emitted from southern South America and is being transported eastward over the Subantarctic Atlantic Ocean.

Credit: Image courtesy of William Putman and Arlindo da Silva, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

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