Dust across the Arabian Sea (afternoon overpass)
Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
Strong winds swept large plumes of dust (tan pixels) off the southern coasts of Iran and Pakistan south and eastward across the Arabian Sea on February 9, 2004. The black line running vertically through the top center of this scene shows the border between Iran and Pakistan; the easternmost tip of the Arabian Peninsula juts in to the left center of the image. In the afternoon overpass, the storm seems to be abating. Little dust is being blown off the coast, though a plume of dust persists over the Arabian Sea. These true-color images were acquired by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS), on the Terra (morning) and Aqua (afternoon) satellites.