Dust Storm Over Persian Gulf
acquired May 14, 2004 download large image (278 KB, JPEG, 1400x1800)
acquired May 14, 2004 download Google Earth file (KML)

On May 14, 2004, the morning overpass of the Terra satellite over the Persian Gulf captured this image of a large dust storm spreading a veil of dust over the water and the countries surrounding the shores: (clockwise from top left corner) Iraq, Iran, United Arab Emirates, Saudia Arabia, and Kuwait. The peninsular country on the western shore of the Gulf is Qatar. The dust swirls in streamers, arcs, and parallel lines over more than half the Gulf.

The high-resolution image provided above is 500 meters per pixel. The MODIS Rapid Response System provides this image at additional resolutions.

Image courtesy Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA-GSFC

Instrument(s): 
Terra - MODIS

Dust Storm Over Persian Gulf

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