Dust Storm over Gulf of Oman

Dust Storm over Gulf of Oman
  • Credit:

    Image courtesy the SeaWiFS Project, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, and ORBIMAGE

Two thick plumes of desert dust (light browns) were blowing over Oman and across the Gulf of Oman toward Iran and Pakistan on February 18, 2003. The same strong winds that lofted the dust eastward across the coast of Oman may also be responsible for the heightened turbidity (turquoise pixels) in the Persian Gulf (upper left).

This true-color image was acquired by the Sea-viewing Wide Field-of-view Sensor (SeaWiFS), aboard the OrbView-2 satellite.

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  • Data Date:

    February 18, 2003
  • Visualization Date:

    February 20, 2003
  • Sensor(s):

    OrbView-2 - SeaWiFS
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration