Dust storm in Tengger Desert, northcentral China

Dust storm in Tengger Desert, northcentral China
  • Credit:

    Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

The peaks of the Helan Shan (shan=mountains) rise up to form a natural border to the eastern edge of the Tengger Shamo (shamo=desert) in northern China, a few hundred miles south of the border with Mongolia. In this Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) image from May 12, 2003, a dust storm is creating a pale haze over the vegetation along the banks of the areas rivers and streams.

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  • Data Date:

    May 12, 2003
  • Visualization Date:

    June 2, 2003
  • Sensor(s):

    Aqua - MODIS
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration