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Dust storm in Iraq

A dust storm in Iraq (top) and Saudi Arabia (bottom) spreads desert sands across the region. The dust obscures the wetlands along the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers (green area at right of the image). Red dots indicate fire detections, possibly flares or fires at oil and gas wells. This image was captured by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Terra satellite on February 20, 2003.


Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

Published March 9, 2003
Data acquired February 20 - 20, 2003

Source:
Terra > MODIS
Topics:
Atmosphere > Aerosols > Dust/Ash
Biosphere > Terrestrial Ecosystems > Deserts
Biosphere > Terrestrial Habitat > Desert
Human Dimensions > Natural Hazards > Fires
Collection:
MODIS Rapid Response