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Dust Storm in Taklamakan Desert, China – November 3rd, 2012

35.4N 89.0E

November 3rd, 2012 Category: Deserts, Dust Storms, Image of the day

China – November 2nd, 2012

A large dust storm originating in the Taklamakan Desert blows sand about the Tarim Basin and the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of northwestern China. The dust is airborne over the eastern portion of the 337,000 km2. (130,116 sq. mi.) desert and continues to blow eastward. Its passage to the north, south and west is blocked by mountain ranges.

Taklamakan Dust Settles, Indian Fires Rage On

31.7N 75.1E

November 17th, 2012 Category: Deserts, Dust Storms, Fires, Mountains

India and China – November 16th, 2012

While sand from a dust storm in the Taklamakan Desert (upper right, click here for previous images) appears to be settling, fires in northern India rage on  (more images here), releasing a thick cloud of smoke. Here, the smoke can be seen blowing along the foot of the Himalayas, west into Pakistan, and southwest down the Indus River Valley.

Dust Along Northern Rim of Taklamakan Desert

39.9N 80.3E

November 15th, 2012 Category: Deserts, Dust Storms

China – November 13th, 2012

The dust storm that has been shifting sands about the Taklamakan Desert since early October (click here for more images) continues. Here, the dust obscures the northern rim of the desert, bordered by the Tian Shan Mountains.

Dust Over China and Smoke Over India

34.3N 78.8E

November 14th, 2012 Category: Deserts, Dust Storms, Fires, Mountains

China – November 13th, 2012

While dust can be seen suspended in the air over the Taklamakan Desert, particularly along the western and northern rims (click here for previous images), a veil of smoke can be seen to the southwest, beyond the Himalayas, caused by agricultural fires in northern India  (clickhere for more images).

Dust Over Taklamakan Desert Obscures Khotan River

38.7N 80.2E

November 12th, 2012 Category: Deserts, Dust Storms

China – November 10th, 2012

A dust storm has been affecting the Taklamakan Desert since early November (click here for previous images). Here, the dust appears to float in the air primarily over the western half of the desert, almost completely obscuring geographical features such as the Khotan River, which can usually be seen as a green line crossing the desert from south to north.