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[, Yvette Smith] Take a deep breath. Even if the r s cle, it is n certn that inhale millions of solid pticles and liquid droplets. These ubiquitous specks of matter e kn as , and they can be found in the r over , deserts, mountns, s, and every ecosy in between.

If have ever ed billowing from a , ash erupting from a volcano or dust blowing in the , have seen . like ’s Eth-observing , Terra, Aqua, and Suomi NPP, “see†them as well, though they offer a completely different perspective from hunds of kilometers above Eth’s . A version of a ced the Goddd Eth Observing Sy Forwd Processing (GEOS FP) offers a similly epansive of the mishmash of pticles that dance and swirl through the .

The visualization above highs GEOS FP output for on August 23, 2018. On that day, plumes of drifted over and , three different tropical cyclones churned in the Pacific Ocean, and lge clouds of dust blew over deserts in and . The s e visible within giant swirls of salt aerosol (blue), which s loft into the r as pt of spray. cbon pticles () e among the pticles emitted by s; vehicle and fory e an common source. Pticles the classified as dust e shown in purple. The visualization s a layer of night collected by the day-night band of the Visible Infred meter Suite (VIIRS) on Suomi NPP that shows the locations of towns and .

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