Sahara Desert

Strong winds blew across North and West Africa, picking up massive amounts of dust from the Sahara Desert and transporting it across the Atlantic Ocean as seen in this series of satellite imagery from NASA. captured March 26, March 27, March 28, and March 29, 2018. Image: NASA.

Geography of Saharan Dust: Where and How Does it Travel?

Julian Marks

The Saharan Desert is a massive generator of atmospheric dust, which is transported in massive quantities and deposited up to a few thousand kilometers away by large winds blowing over incredible distances.

The Aorounga Crater in Northern Chad

Caitlin Dempsey

The Aorounga Crater is an impact crater located in northern Chad just south of the Tibesti Mountains in the central Sahara desert.

How Often Does it Snow in the Sahara Desert?

Caitlin Dempsey

The sight of snow in the Sahara Desert is rare, but it does happen on occasion.