Dust storms over the Persian Gulf

Dust storms over the Persian Gulf
  • Credit:

    Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

A dust storm was blowing over a wide area of the Middle East on May 28, 2003. This Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) image shows a haze of dust over (clockwise from top right) Iran, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and Iraq. The dust is especially thick in the center of the Persian Gulf.

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  • Data Date:

    May 28, 2003
  • Visualization Date:

    May 29, 2003
  • Sensor(s):

    Aqua - MODIS
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