Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
>This true-color Terra MODIS image from August 12, 2002, features a dust storm blowing from the southern Afghanistan-Iran border, south across the Afghanistan-Pakistan border, then curving back northwards along Pakistan’s Balochistan Plateau and Siahan Range. Just north of the dark orange desert inside Afghanistan (upper center) is the city of Kandahar, and just southwest of where the three nation.s borders meet is the Iranian city of Zahedan.
The region is home to a variety of landscapes . high mountains (including K2 in northern Pakistan), inhospitable plateaus, harsh deserts, arid steppes, alpine fields, and alluvial plains. The large green swath of vegetation in southeastern Pakistan (bottom right edge) lies east of the Kirthar Range along the Indus River, which eventually empties into the Arabian Sea.
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