Massive Sandstorm in Qatar

Massive Sandstorm in Qatar

This striking photograph shows a massive sandstorm sweeping over the Persian Gulf state of Qatar as it races southward toward southeastern Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates on February 15, 2004. A major upper-level, low-pressure system over southwestern Asia led to a series of storms sweeping through the area. The crew of the International Space Station acquired this image with a digital camera using a 50-mm lens.

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  • Data Date:

    February 15, 2004
  • Visualization Date:

    February 26, 2004
  • Sensor(s):

    ISS - Digital Camera
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