Dust storms over the Persian Gulf

Dust storms over the Persian Gulf
  • Credit:

    Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

On June 14, 2003, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Terra satellite captured an image of a dust storm veiling the northern part of the Persian Gulf and surrounding countries: (clockwise from bottom left) Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Iraq, and Iran. The front of the dust cloud stops just short of the peninsular country of Qatar, at bottom center.

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  • Data Date:

    June 14, 2003
  • Visualization Date:

    June 16, 2003
  • Sensor(s):

    Terra - MODIS
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration