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10 November 2014 Colorado Dust Storm Matched to Aircraft Photo Steve Miller Colorado State University Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere.

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1 10 November 2014 Colorado Dust Storm Matched to Aircraft Photo Steve Miller Colorado State University Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere Fort Collins, CO

2 Aerial Photo CO North NM Google Earth (Eyeballed) Trinchera Trinidad Credit: Amanda Wicks Viewing Northwest Time ~1430 Mountain (~2130 UTC) Approximate Dust Front

3 Trinidad Trinchera North Approximate Dust Front

4 Standard Visible Imagery Trinidad Trinchera Note: Second VIIRS pass is at 2047UTC, or approximately 45 min before the aircraft photo.  Dust front has not yet arrived at Trinidad/Trinchera.

5 EUMETSAT Dust/Microphysics Trinidad Trinchera EUMETSAT product does a good job highlighting the dust in various shades of pink and purple. Clouds appear as red/orange/green, clear land blue/purple.

6 DEBRA Enhancement Trinidad Trinchera After some corrections, DEBRA pulls out the dust (yellow) although there are also false alarms on cloud edges and some cold land features.


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