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Dust Storm over Iraq and Iran

A dust storm struck Iraq in late June 2009 and continued for over a week, disrupting air traffic and forcing hundreds to seek medical assistance.
Dust Storm over Iraq and Iran
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Dust Storm over Iraq and Iran

On July 5-6, 2009, the Ozone Monitoring Instrument observed how much sunlight could reach the surface of the Earth through the dust particles kicked up by a severe dust storm over Iraq and Iran.

Published Jul 17, 2009

Atmosphere Land Dust and Haze

Dust Storm over Iran
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Dust Storm over Iran

This true-color image shows a large cloud of dust over northwestern Iran on July 7, 2009.

Published Jul 7, 2009

Atmosphere Land Dust and Haze

Dust Storm over Iraq
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Dust Storm over Iraq

At the height of a week-long dust storm, a huge dust cloud enveloped Iraq and Iran on July 5, 2009.

Published Jul 7, 2009

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Dust Storm over Iraq
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Dust Storm over Iraq

This natural-color image from July 4, 2009, shows thick dust over much of Iraq and along the southern coast of Iran. Thinner dust appears over northern Iran and southern Iraq.

Published Jul 6, 2009

Atmosphere Land Dust and Haze

Dust Storm over Iraq
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Dust Storm over Iraq

This true-color image, taken July 3, 2009, shows thick dust between Syria and the Iraq-Iran border. Over northwestern Iraq, the dust takes on a strangely textured appearance.

Published Jul 6, 2009

Atmosphere Land Dust and Haze