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Dust Makes Wavelike and V-shaped Patterns over Red Sea

April 16th, 2009 Category: Dust Storms

Dust over the Red Sea

Dust over the Red Sea

Wavelike patterns off coast of Eritrea

Wavelike patterns off coast of Eritrea

V-shaped dust flow around Hanish Islands

V-shaped dust flow around Hanish Islands

Dust blows off the coasts of Somalia, Djibouti, and Eritrea (lower part of image, from east to west), as well as Yemen and Saudi Arabia (above).

The particles  are blowing west over the Gulf of Aden and then in a northwesterly direction over the Red Sea. The airborne particles over the Red Sea are making wavelike patterns off the coast of Eritrea and V-shaped flows around Yemen’s Hanish Islands (see close-up images).

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