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Dust Blowing Across Persian Gulf South of Hawizeh Marshes and Shatt al-Arab

30.4N 48.1E

April 22nd, 2011 Category: Dust Storms

Persian Gulf - April 15th, 2011

Dust blows across the upper part of the Persian Gulf, between Saudi Arabia and Iran. The dust probably originates in the former large areas of which are covered by sandy desert.

North of the blowing dust, sediments can be seen by the mouth of the Shatt al’Arab River, along the coastlines of Kuwait, Iraq and Iran (left to right).

Further inland, the Hawizeh Marshes appear as a large, dark green area. They are a complex of marshes that straddle the Iraq and Iran border. The marshes are fed by the Tigris River in Iraq and Karkheh River in Iran.

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