Dust Storm over Bahrain and Qatar
acquired September 12, 2007 download large image (849 KB, JPEG, 3840x2880)

Saudi Arabian dust blew over Bahrain, Qatar, and the Persian Gulf on September 12, 2007. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite took this picture the same day. In this image, the dust appears as a pale beige arc moving in a clockwise direction. Although the dust is thin along the margins of the plume, near the center of the arc, it is thick enough to almost completely hide the island nation of Bahrain.

NASA image courtesy the MODIS Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC. The Rapid Response Team provides daily images of this region.

Instrument(s): 
Terra - MODIS

Dust Storm over Bahrain and Qatar

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