Dust Storms over the Arabian Sea (Terra/Aqua combination)

Dust Storms over the Arabian Sea (Terra/Aqua combination)
  • Credit:

    Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

A number of jets of windblown desert dust (light brown plumes) were blowing over the Gulf of Oman (middle left) and the Arabian Sea (bottom center) on May 2, 2003. Originating from the Arabian Peninsula (left) as well as Iran, Afghanistan, and Pakistan (top center and top right, respectively), the dust obscures the surface over much of the region.

This image was made using data from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) sensors flying aboard NASA.s Terra and Aqua satellites at hours apart on the same day.

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  • Data Date:

    May 2, 2003
  • Visualization Date:

    May 2, 2003
  • Sensor(s):

    Terra - MODIS


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