Dust Storm in the Gobi Desert

Dust Storm in the Gobi Desert
  • Credit:

    Jeff Schmaltz

Swirling dust covers parts of the Gobi desert, in this image acquired May 30, 2006, by the MODIS on the Aqua satellite. The Gobi desert stretches across southern Mongolia and northern China. In this image, Russia is also shown to the north, with Mongolia right below it, in the center of the image. The black lines denote the country boundaries.

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  • Data Date:

    May 30, 2006
  • Visualization Date:

    May 31, 2006
  • Sensor(s):

    Aqua - MODIS
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration