Dust Storm over the Red Sea

Dust Storm over the Red Sea
  • Credit:

    Jeff Schmaltz

This MODIS Terra image, acquired July 25, 2006, shows a dust storm blowing off the coast of Sudan (left), out over the Red Sea. The Red Sea separates the African countries like Egypt, Sudan, and Ethiopia from Saudi Arabia. Extreme summer heat increases the likelihood of dust storms, and the sand seas of the Middle East produce many of the planet’s dust plumes.

There have been a number of dust storm in this region over the summer, including those on June 28, June 21, and June 9.

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  • Data Date:

    July 25, 2006
  • Visualization Date:

    July 30, 2006
  • Sensor(s):

    Terra - MODIS
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