Dust storm north of Dyngjujökull 20 October 2016

Wind gusts over 20 m/s on 20 October 2016 north of Dyngjujökull gave rise to re-suspension of dust from the glacier river, Jökulsá á Fjöllum.

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Landsat8 image from 12:34 on 20 October 2016 (image from NASA/USGS).

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Wind speed measured at Kárahnjúkar (vedur.is). At Upptyppingar on Thursday 20 October at 12:00 the wind speed was Suð-vestan 16 m/s with gusts of 21 m/s, 7,3 °C and RH 51 %.

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