Dust storm in Iraq

Dust storm in Iraq
  • Credit:

    Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

A dust storm in Iraq (top) and Saudi Arabia (bottom) spreads desert sands across the region. The dust obscures the wetlands along the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers (green area at right of the image). Red dots indicate fire detections, possibly flares or fires at oil and gas wells. This image was captured by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Terra satellite on February 20, 2003.

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  • Data Date:

    February 20, 2003
  • Visualization Date:

    March 9, 2003
  • Sensor(s):

    Terra - MODIS
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration