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Dust and Smoke over Iraq and the Middle East

Dust and Smoke over Iraq and the Middle East

A dust storm first imaged on April 16, 2003, had progressed south and east by April 17, and was draped over Saudi Arabia, the Persian Gulf, and Iran in this Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) image from the Aqua satellite.

The high-resolution image provided above is 500 meters per pixel. The MODIS Rapid Response System provides this image at MODIS’ maximum spatial resolution of 250 meters.

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