Dust storms - page 5

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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

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Dust storm in northern Taklamakan Desert, China

A dust storm lifts sand, dirt and other particles into the air over the Taklamakan Desert, in China. Most of the airborne dust appears concentrated along the northern rim of the Tarim Basin, where it is hemmed in by the tall Tian Shan Mountains. Partially veiled but

September 06, 2012

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Dust plumes over Red Sea and Gulf of Aden

Several plumes of dust can be seen blowing off the coast of the African continent, over bodies of water, towards the Arabian Peninsula. The largest dust plume can be observed in the upper left quadrant, blowing northeastward over the Red Sea, off the coast of Sudan,

September 04, 2012

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Dust blows off coast of West Africa toward Canary Islands

A thick plume of dust blows off the coast of Western Africa, from the Bay of Arguin in Mauritania, northward parallel to Western Sahara, reaching the Canary Islands. The dust completely obscures the waters of the Bay of Arguin, usually bright green from phytoplankton

August 19, 2012

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Low Pressure System and dust near Cape Verde Islands

Shower and thunderstorm activity is diminishing near a low pressure system located over the far eastern Atlantic just to the east of the Cape Verde Islands. Also visible near the Canary Islands in the image bellow (upper right quadrant) is dust from the Sahara Desert

August 10, 2012

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Dust blows between Africa and Arabian peninsula

Dust blows between Africa and the Middle East, over the Red Sea, Bab-el-Mandeb Strait and Gulf of Aden. It is difficult to ascertain whether the dust originates from the Arabian Peninsula’s Rub al’Khali Desert or the Sahara Desert, or from both. However, several

August 09, 2012