Dusty Cirrus over Romania

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This Meteosat-8 HRV animation shows the impact of dust aerosols on the macro-physical structure — specifically the texture — of cirrus clouds.

Date & Time
03 May 2011 04:00 UTC

In many cases the cirrus shield assumes a fine-scale cellular or granular structure, similar to that observed in closed Bénard cells over the oceans.

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