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Dust Plume Over Iraq and Iran

Dust Plume Over Iraq and Iran

A dust plume blew along the Iraq-Iran border on July 18, 2007. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) flying on NASA’s Terra satellite took this picture the same day. The dust plume appears as a pale beige blur, just thick enough to make the underlying ground features appear faint. Although thickest along the Iraq-Iran border, the plume also extends well south into Iraq.

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