Dust storm over Morocco and Algeria

Dust storm over Morocco and Algeria
  • Credit:

    Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

On June 23, 2003, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Terra satellite captured this image of a dust storm blowing out over the Mediterranean Sea from Morocco (bottom left) and Algeria (bottom right). At top left is Spain. The northern reaches of the Sahara Desert (bottom) are blocked from the Mediterranean by the coastal Atlas Mountains.

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  • Data Date:

    June 23, 2003
  • Visualization Date:

    June 23, 2003
  • Sensor(s):

    Terra - MODIS
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