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Shamal and dust storms over Southwest Asia

Dust blows off the coast of Iran and over the Strait of Hormuz and the Gulf of Oman. In winter time dust storms are associated chiefly with the passage of westerly depressions in this region.This dust storm may be connected to a local phenomenon known as the

January 14, 2013

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A massive dust storm hit Onslow as Tropical Cyclone Narelle draws desert sand off land out into the Indian Ocean

Tropical Cyclone Narelle is spinning out to sea west of Western Australia as it reached Category 3 status with wind gusts near center at 285 km/h (177 mph). Narelle is moving slightly southwestward and will maintain that bearing for the next few days before heading

January 12, 2013

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Dust from West Africa over the Atlantic Ocean

Dust hovered over the Atlantic Ocean in early January 2013, continuing an intermittent pattern of dust-storm activity in the region. A veil of dust stretched from the coast of Mauritania westward to Cape Verde.Sand seas cover most of Mauritania and parts of Western

January 08, 2013

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Increased levels of dust in the air for the first day of 2013

Research has shown that dust storms are increasing  in the Sahara Desert and that in parts of North Africa, annual dust production has increased tenfold in the last 50 years. Since dust storms transport large amounts of material for long distances, their increasing

January 02, 2013

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Dust over Wad Ad-Dahabnota Peninsula and near Canary Islands

Dust blows off the coast of Western Sahara and towards the northwest, over the Atlantic Ocean. Visible through the dust is the Wad Ad-Dahabnota Peninsula, also known as the Villa Cisneros Peninsula while the region was under Spanish colonial rule. The Canary Islands

December 30, 2012

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Parallel rows of dust over Arabian dust

Dust blows over Afghanistan and off the coasts of Iran and Pakistan. Air currents cause it to form long, parallel rows rather than an indistinct cloud. The dust reaches far over the Arabian Sea, where it is then swept westwards towards the Arabian Peninsula. Dust

December 30, 2012

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Haze over Eastern China

Haze hangs over eastern China, particularly in the lowlands between ridges of hills and mountains and across the coastal plain by the mouth of the Yangtze River. The haze is likely a combination of dust and air pollution. In winter in China, poor air quality often the

December 29, 2012

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Plumes of dust by Lake Chad and Aïr Mountains, Chad and Niger

Three plumes of dust from the Sahara Desert can be seen blowing west-southwestward in this image of West Africa. Near the center, northeast of Lake Chad, are two light, parallel plumes originating from the Bodélé Depression, in Chad. Near the left edge, south of the

December 26, 2012

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Dust blowing over Caspian Sea and Sarygamysh Lake

Plume of dust can be seen blowing westward over several bodies of water in this image of Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan (top to bottom). In the upper left quadrant, the dust blows over the northern section of the Caspian Sea. In the lower right quadrant, the

December 15, 2012

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Saharan dust blows off the coast of Mauritania

Golden sands from the Sahara Desert blow westward off the coast of Mauritania and the border zone by Western Sahara. Two main plumes can be observed, one north of the green waters of the Bay of Arguin and one to the south of it. Saharan Air Layer Analysis

December 06, 2012

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Dust storm over the Arabian Sea

The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite captured dust plumes blowing over the Arabian Sea on November 18. Multiple plumes blew off the coast of Iran and Pakistan toward the southwest. The thickest plume blew away from

November 20, 2012

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Dust storm over China's Taklimakan Desert

The Taklimakan Desert is China’s largest, hottest, and driest desert located far in the western part of the country. Shifting sand dunes cover About 85 percent of the desert floor is covered by shifting sand dunes, with some rising to a height of 200 meters (650

November 02, 2012

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Dust blowing off Mauritania towards Cape Verde Islands

Dust blows off the coast of Mauritania, south of the Bay of Arguin, and southwest over the Atlantic Ocean towards the Cape Verde Islands. Also visible protruding from the coast of West Africa, south of the airborne dust, is the Cape Verde Peninsula, on which the

October 05, 2012

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Dust blows over Persian Gulf

A plume of dust blows off the coast of Iran, near the border with Iraq, and over the Persian Gulf. Dust can also be observed blowing off the coast of Iran on the right side of the image, over the southern part of the gulf.

September 24, 2012

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Dust blows south of Canary Islands

Dust from the Sahara Desert sweeps off the western coast of Africa, mainly along the shoreline of Western Sahara. The dust blows mostly over the Atlantic Ocean towards the southwest, although some reaches near the Canary Islands and the Bay of

September 12, 2012

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Dust blows off coast of Western Sahara

A plume of dust blows from the Sahara Desert blows off the coast of Western Sahara. The plume remains north of the Ras Nouadhibou (Cap Blanc) peninsula, shared by Western Sahara and Mauritania, and does not cover the green, phytoplankton-stained waters of the Bay of

September 08, 2012

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Dust storm over the Red Sea

On either side of the Red Sea, the Sahara Desert and the Arabian Peninsula rank among the world’s most prolific dust-producing regions. The dust in this image bellow is originated in northeastern Africa, where a network of impermanent rivers has created fine

September 07, 2012