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Saharan dust cloud heading toward South Florida, US

While summer thunderstorms pound South Florida, a very concentrated area of Saharan dust is coming all the way from Africa. The northern Caribbean islands have already been dealing with Saharan dust with very hazy skies. The dust should arrive sometime on Thursday

July 19, 2012

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Dust storm off West Africa

Dust poured off the coast of Africa and over the Atlantic Ocean on in mid-July, 2012. A broad plume of dust blows to the southeast, crossing both Western Sahara (north) and Mauritania (center). As it passes over the Atlantic Ocean, the plume appears to broaden and

July 18, 2012

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Veil of dust over Pakistan and Indus river valley

A veil of dust hangs over Pakistan, partially obstructing the view of the Indus River Valley. The valley usually appears as a large, green reversed S stretching from the Himalayas to the Arabian Sea. Also partially obscuring the land below is a layer of

July 03, 2012

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Dust over Red Sea and Gulf of Aden

Dust hangs over the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden. While the cloud of dust is thicker over the former, interesting criss-cross patterns in the dust, caused by changes in wind direction, can be seen over the latter. The two bodies of water are connected by the

July 01, 2012

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Saharan dust over Canary Islands and Madeira

Saharan dust had spread across the Canary Islands and Madeira. The dust started blowing a couple of days earlier in Algeria and Mali, and traveled hundreds of kilometers toward the northwest. Over the Atlantic Ocean, the dust made a giant turn toward the east, in the

June 29, 2012

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Dust over Syria, Iran and Iraq

The dust that blew over Syria and Iraq on June 18, 2012, continued its southeastward journey the following day. On June 19, the dust had spread to western Iran and the Persian Gulf. By the time MODIS acquired this image below, the satellite sensor could barely

June 21, 2012

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Sudden sandstorm swept across the beach in Barcelona, Spain

Sudden and spectacular dust storm engulfed Olympic Port in Barcelona on Tuesday afternoon, June 12. An unusual atmospheric phenomenon could be behind the strange event. This would be a sudden shock of two masses of air, blowing in opposite directions. All day

June 14, 2012

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Dust over the Afar Depression, Ethiopia and Eritrea

Dust blows across the Red Sea and the Bab-el-Mandeb Strait, over Eritrea and over Ethiopia. In Ethiopia, it is hemmed in and funneled southwards by the mountains bordering the Afar Region. The name of the funnel-shaped area is the Afar Depression or Afar Triangle, a

June 10, 2012

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Extremely destructive dust storm affects Pakistan

Dust blows off the coast of Pakistan, near the border with Iran, and over the Arabian Sea and Gulf of Oman and according to news reports death toll in region climbed to 8. The worst hit was Pakistan where powerful dust storm claimed four lives by now and injured more

June 09, 2012

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Dust blows over Red Sea and Gulf of Aden

Early in June, dust plume formed over the Red Sea. This plume extended from the coast of Sudan in a large arc toward the southeast and began blowing off the Sudan coast on June 7. By June 8, the plume was thick enough to completely hide the water surface below, and a

June 08, 2012

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Dust storm over Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran and Persian Gulf

Dust continued to blow across Afghanistan and Pakistan on June 5, 2012. The light beige dust rose from the Hamoun wetlands along the border of Iran (west) and Afghanistan (east) and blows in a wide band across southern Afghanistan, Pakistan and northern India. The

June 06, 2012

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Dense dust storms blow over Middle east

A dust storm shrouded Iraq and Kuwait in late May 2012. On May 22, the Kuwait News Agency reported that thick dust had suspended operations in two ports, and business news site Zawya reported that dust storm activity forced the closure of the Baghdad airport.

May 24, 2012

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Dust storm in the Middle East

In early May 2012, a dust storm blew over the Middle East, particularly east of Damascus. The storm covered most of Syria, and extended into Iraq, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia. The dust was thickest in the west, especially over Jordan and northern Saudi Arabia, and

May 14, 2012

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Dust storm off West Africa

A dust storm in western Africa, which began in late April, 2012, continued through early May, sending billowing clouds of tan dust over the Atlantic Ocean and the Cape Verde Islands. This very large plume of thick dust began blowing off the coast of Africa on April, 29

May 09, 2012

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Dust over West Africa

Dust continued blowing over western Africa on April 30, 2012.. An especially thick plume of dust blew over southwestern Mali and Guinea.At least some of the dust appeared to originate in Mali, the country in the northeast of this image. Senegal lies in the northwest

May 02, 2012

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White Sands dust storm

Dust from the White Sands dune field in New Mexico rises thousands of feet from the valley floor and drifts over the snowy peaks of the Sacramento Mountains driven by southwesterly winter winds. White Sands National Monument lies in the 50 kilometer (31 mile) wide

April 30, 2012

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Mysterious green cloud over Moscow spark nuclear disaster fears

Mysterious green cloud hanging above the city of Moscow, Russia puzzled residents as Friday is the anniversary of the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster in the Ukraine. Green dust clouds moved from the south-west. But according to Interfax, officials say that given

April 27, 2012