Dust Storm in Afghanistan and Pakistan
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.
This image originally appeared on the Earth Observatory. Click here to view the full, original record.