Dust Storms in India and Pakistan

Dust Storms in India and Pakistan
  • Credit:

    Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

On May 3, 2003, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) captured this image of fires (red dots) burning at the far edge of the Indus River Valley in India, while dust spread over India and Pakistan (left).

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  • Data Date:

    May 3, 2003
  • Visualization Date:

    May 6, 2003
  • Sensor(s):

    Terra - MODIS


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