[Coral-List] Sahara dust

Scott Stripling - NOAA Federal scott.stripling at noaa.gov
Tue May 23 03:19:18 EDT 2017


We have noticed Saharan Air and associated dust making it across the
Atlantic and the Caribbean
already this year, with a relatively impressive area moving across the
eastern Caribbean at this time.
See the UW-CIMSS analysis and loops here Saharan Air Analysis
<http://tropic.ssec.wisc.edu/real-time/salmain.php?&prod=splitE&time> ,
where orange and red colors
depict very dry air. In fact, some dust made it into Miami and across South
Florida just a few days ago,
so warm season processes are already at play.

Scott Stripling
TAFB/National Hurricane Center

"Water and air, the two essential fluids on which all life depends, have
become global garbage cans."
 Jacques Yves Cousteau

On Sun, May 21, 2017 at 12:34 PM, MelissaE Keyes <melissae.keyes at yahoo.com>

>  Hello, Listers,
> I am wondering if the deposit of Sahara dust is being monitored or
> analyzed anywhere in the Caribbean.
> Here in the U.S.V.I, a rather large glob off the dust is about to arrive.
> It can be seen here-
> https://earth.nullschool.net/#current/particulates/surface/
> level/overlay=duexttau/orthographic
> At least the dust suppresses storm formation
> Cheers,
> Melissa
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Melissa E. Keyes St. Croix,
> U.S.Virgin Islands
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