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Dust over the Arabian Sea

Streamers of desert dust blow out over the Arabian Sea from India (right), Pakistan (center), and Iran (left). What is likely a mixture of sediment and marine plant life colors the coastal waters bright, blue-green. The broad, green Indus River Valley contrasts sharply with the pale arid landscape of southern Pakistan. This image was acquired by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Aqua satellite on March 3, 2003.


Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

Published March 5, 2003
Data acquired March 3 - 3, 2003

Source:
Aqua > MODIS
Topics:
Biosphere > Terrestrial Ecosystems > Deserts
Biosphere > Terrestrial Habitat > Desert
Collection:
MODIS Rapid Response