Dust Storm in Afghanistan and Pakistan

Dust Storm in Afghanistan and Pakistan
  • Credit:

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

Dust hung over the deserts of southern Afghanistan and western Pakistan on September 16, 2004. The Sea-viewing Wide Field of View Sensor (SeaWiFS) captured this oblique view of the dust storm at 8:00 UTC, 1 p.m. in Karachi, Pakistan. To the right of the dust storm, a green ribbon of vegetation lines the Indus River as it runs down the length of Pakistan into the Arabian Sea.

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  • Data Date:

    September 16, 2004
  • Visualization Date:

    September 16, 2004
  • Sensor(s):

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