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Dust storm hits Middle East

In late September 2011, a dust storm extended from Saudi Arabia to Turkey, hovering over parts of Cyprus and the Mediterranean Sea. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite captured this natural-color image on September

September 28, 2011

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Dust plumes over Red Sea

Another dust storm blew off the coast of Africa and over the Red Sea on September 15, 2011. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite took this picture the same day.Dust plumes travel in a generally clockwise direction

September 16, 2011

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Dust over the Mediterranean Sea

Thick dust hovered over the Mediterranean Sea in early September 2011. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite acquired this natural-color image on September 2, 2011.Spanning hundreds of kilometers, the dust is nearly

September 02, 2011

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Dust and pollution rise before the monsoon

In the days and weeks before the monsoon, heat builds over India. Hot air rises over the baked earth and westerly winds rush in to fill the void, bringing dust-laden air from the deserts of southwest Asia and the Arabian Peninsula. Through April, May, and June, as

August 24, 2011

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Dust and clouds blew over the Taklimakan Desert in western China

Dust and clouds blew over the Taklimakan Desert in western China on August 11, 2011. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite took this picture the same day.Sitting inside the Tarim Basin, the Taklimakan Desert is the

August 12, 2011

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Saharan dust blew over the Atlantic Ocean

Saharan dust blew over the Atlantic Ocean in early August 2011. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite captured this image on August 11, 2011:A dust plume runs northeast-southwest over the ocean, blowing past the

August 11, 2011

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Dust over the Gulf of Aden

Thick dust blew off the coast of Somalia and over the Gulf of Aden in early August 2011. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite captured this natural-color image on August 4, 2011.The dust plumes are thick enough to

August 05, 2011

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Dust over Turkey and the Black Sea

Dust from Syria and Iraq continued blowing toward the northwest on July 30, 2011, when the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite acquired this natural-color image. Dust forms a giant arc extending from northern Iraq

July 31, 2011

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Dust over Iraq, Syria, and Turkey

Dust blew over Iraq, Syria, and Turkey on July 29, 2011. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer(MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite took this picture the same day. The dust appears as a tan veil spanning hundreds of kilometers. It extends from Buhayrat ath

July 30, 2011

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Dust plumes over the Red Sea

Dust plumes blew off the coast of Africa and over the Red Sea through mid-July 2011. Dust was still blowing eastward on July 20, 2011, when the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite acquired this natural-color image.The

July 25, 2011

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Dust storm in the Sahara Desert

A massive dust storm blew over Algeria in mid-July 2011, just days after another storm in the same area. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite captured a natural-color image on July 15, 2011.The dark terrain in the

July 22, 2011

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Another howling haboob smothers Phoenix, Arizona

A wall of dust and debris advanced through Arizona last week, inundating the city of Phoenix. During the dust storm, which hit the city on 5 July, there was near-zero visibility and winds of up to 110 kilometres per hour, according to the Phoenix office of the US

July 19, 2011

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Massive dust storm descends on Phoenix area

A massive dust storm descended on the Phoenix area on Tuesday night, drastically reducing visibility and delaying flights as strong winds toppled trees and caused power outages for thousands of residents in the valley.The towering dust cloud that hit the area had

July 06, 2011

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Dust plumes over Iraq

Arising along a roughly northwest-southeast line, multiple dust plumes blew southeastward through Iraq at the end of June 2011. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite captured this natural-color image on June 30,

July 01, 2011

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Saharan dust drifts west over Atlantic Ocean

A massive Saharan dust plume has drifted west over the Atlantic Ocean and the Cape Verde Islands, located 570 kilometres off the coast of Western Africa.GOES, a US geostationary weather satellite, captured the below image of the dust Friday.  The image presents the

June 26, 2011

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Gobi desert sand and dust storms plague East Asia

Fire and Earth blog brings this satellite photo report of massive sandstorms over Gobi desert spreading all over east Asia and Japan. This true-color image of North China Plain, Shandong Peninsula and the Bo Haitaken was taken by MODIS on NASA’s Terra...

May 15, 2011

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Dust storm blows over Sahara desert

 In early May 2011, a dust storm extended at least 1,100 kilometers (700 miles) across the Sahara Desert, according to a NASA statement. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite captured this natural-color image on

May 14, 2011