Dust storm in Taklimakan Desert, Western China

Dust storm in Taklimakan Desert, Western China
  • Credit:

    Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

Vegetation growing along the paths of rivers in the Taklimakan Desert in northwest China are being obscured by a cloud of dust sweeping over the region in this Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) image from the Aqua satellite on August 13, 2003.

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  • Data Date:

    August 14, 2003
  • Visualization Date:

    August 14, 2003
  • Sensor(s):

    Terra - MODIS

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