Dust Storms in India and Pakistan

Dust Storms in India and Pakistan
  • Credit:

    Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

Thick clouds of desert dust were blowing over Pakistan (left) and India (right) at the foothills of the Himalaya Mountains on June 9, 2003. This image of the event was captured by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Terra satellite. The storm appears to be laying down a layer of dust on the snow-capped Himalayan peaks at top right. Red dots indicate active fire detections made by MODIS.

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Metadata

  • Data Date:

    June 9, 2003
  • Visualization Date:

    June 10, 2003
  • Sensor(s):

    Terra - MODIS
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration