Dust storm in Iraq

Dust storm in Iraq
  • Credit:

    Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA´s Terra satellite captured this true-color image of dust blowing off the deserts of Iraq towards the Persian Gulf on September 7, 2003. The Tigris River snakes through the upper left of the image. The dust seems to be originating around Hawr Dalmaj, a body of water just east of the Tigris River. Baghdad is the light grey patch where the river seems to disappear.

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  • Data Date:

    September 7, 2003
  • Visualization Date:

    September 8, 2003
  • Sensor(s):

    Terra - MODIS


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