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Dust Storm in the Persian Gulf

Dust Storm in the Persian Gulf

On May 14, 2004, the morning overpass of the Terra satellite satellite over the Persian Gulf captured this image of a large dust storm spreading a veil of dust over the water and the countries surrounding the shores: (clockwise from top left corner) Iraq, Iran, United Arab Emirates, Saudia Arabia, and Kuwait. The peninsular country on the western shore of the Gulf is Qatar. The dust swirls in streamers, arcs, and parallel lines over more than half the Gulf.

The MODIS Rapid Response System provides this image at additional resolutions.

Terra satellite image courtesy Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA-GSFC