Dust storm in Afghanistan and Tajikistan

Dust storm in Afghanistan and Tajikistan
  • Credit:

    Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

On June 26, 2003, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Terra satellite captured this image of a dust storm pooling in the mountainous terrain of northern Afghanistan (bottom) and Tajikistan (upper right). The dust has settled onto the snow-capped mountains, giving the snow a dirty appearance. The cloud stretches into Uzbekistan, west of Tajikistan.

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  • Data Date:

    June 26, 2003
  • Visualization Date:

    June 27, 2003
  • Sensor(s):

    Terra - MODIS


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