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Dust Between Iraq, Lake Van and the Caspian Sea

38.3N 44.3E

May 22nd, 2012 Category: Dust Storms, Lakes

Caspian Sea - May 21st, 2012

Dust blows northward from Iraq towards Turkey and northwestern Iran. Here, two main clouds of dust can be observed: one between Lake Van (left edge) and the Caspian Sea (right edge), and the other near the Iraq-Iran border, east of the Tigris and Euphrates River Valley. While the land below those two main dust clouds is almost completely obscured, Lake Tharthar can be seen through a thinner veil of dust at the lower left.


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