Dust over the Arabian Sea

Dust over the Arabian Sea
  • Credit:

    Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

These true-color sceneS show a heavy dust storm blowing along Pakistan’s southern coast and out over the Arabian Sea on December 14, 2003. Much of the dust appears to be coming from the Great Indian Desert along the Pakistani-Indian border, image right. The first scene was acquired by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS), flying aboard NASA’s Terra satellite. The MODIS sensor aboard NASA’s Aqua satellite acquired the second image later that same day.

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  • Data Date:

    December 14, 2003
  • Visualization Date:

    December 15, 2003
  • Sensor(s):

    Aqua - MODIS
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration