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Saharan Air Layer (SAL) - Photo 6-24-09
      #85686 - Sat Jun 27 2009 11:27 AM

We often discuss the Saharan Air Layer (SAL) and how it interacts with development of hurricanes, such as the graphics from University of Wisconsin CMISS.

Well, NASA has a great discussion about and photo of a Saharan dust storm crossing the Atlantic taken on June 24th, 2009 on their Earth Observatory site, giving us a high quality visual of this often discussed event:

The Article: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=39102

The Image: http://rapidfire.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/gallery/?2009175-0624/AtlanticOcean.A2009175.1810.4km.jpg

Enjoy!


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