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Dust Storm over Libya

Dust Storm over Libya

Plumes of Saharan Desert dust (tan pixels) were blowing off the coast of Libya northward over the Mediterranean Sea on Sept. 10, 2003. This true-color image was acquired by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard NASA’s 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