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Oil Fires in Iraq

Oil Fires in Iraq

On Monday, March 24, dust had once again blown over Iraq and the Middle East. This Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) image from the Terra satellite shows a shroud of airborne dust over the Middle East and the Persian Gulf. In the center of the image, some thermal anomalies were detected by MODIS and are marked with red dots. Dark smoke plumes from the "hot spot" locations are blowing northwestward and are blending in with the landscape.

Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC