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Dust Storm Over Arabian Peninsula – May 9th, 2012

24.7N 41.7E

May 9th, 2012 Category: Dust Storms

Saudi Arabia - May 8th, 2012

Persian Gulf

The main image shows dust blowing over part of Saudi Arabia, east of the Red Sea. The dust is likely from the Rub al Khali Desert, which occupies a great part of the Arabian Peninsula. The detail image shows dust blowing over the Persian Gulf, from the Arabian Peninsula towards Iraq (top left) and Iran (upper right).

Dust Plume Blowing Due East Off Arabian Peninsula – March 25th, 2012

20.5N 56.1E

March 25th, 2012 Category: Dust Storms, Image of the day

Dust Over Arabian Peninsula - March 21st, 2012

In the lower part of this image, dust blows off the coasts of Yemen and Oman, forming a plume that spreads horizontally over the Arabian Sea. In the upper part of the image, a veil of dust blows off the coasts of Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and Oman, northwards across the Persian Gulf, Strait of Hormuz and Gulf of Oman, towards Iran. (Click here for previous images of this dust storm that has been afflicting the region over the past week).

Dust Plumes From Arabian Peninsula Over Red Sea – February 4th, 2012

22.0N 39.5E

February 4th, 2012 Category: Dust Storms, Image of the day

Dust Over Red Sea - February 3rd, 2012

Close-up of dust

A dust storm blew over the Arabian Peninsula, with plumes of dust sweeping off the coast of Saudi Arabia and over the Red Sea in a counter-clockwise arc. Other parts of the sea also appear thinly veiled by dust in the atmosphere.

Dust storms are common in this region. At least some of the dust probably originated from the Rub’ al Khali Desert, a huge sand sea that spreads over parts of Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Oman, and the United Arab Emirates.

Rows of Dust Over Gulf of Oman – December 31st, 2012

24.8N 58.9E

December 31st, 2012 Category: Dust Storms, Image of the day

India and Pakistan – December 28th, 2012

Dust blows off the coast of Iran in long, parallel rows, across the Gulf  of Oman, to the Arabian Peninsula (click here for more images). The dust remains east of the Strait of Hormuz; to the west, sediments can be seen in the Persian Gulf lining the coast of the United Arab Emirates and west of the island of Qeshm.

Parallel Rows of Dust Over Arabian Sea – December 29th, 2012

23.8N 64.3E

December 29th, 2012 Category: Dust Storms, Image of the day

India and Pakistan – December 28th, 2012

Dust blows over Afghanistan (top center) and off the coasts of Iran (left) and Pakistan (right). 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.

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