Dust Over Southern Red Sea17.3N 39.6E
A dust storm or sand storm is a meteorological phenomenon common in arid and semi-arid regions. Dust storms arise when a gust front or other strong wind blows loose sand and dirt from a dry surface. Particles are transported by saltation and suspension, a process that moves soil from one place and deposits it in another. Here, there appears to be a transference of dust between the Sahara Desert in Africa and the drylands of the Arabian peninsula. Both regions are the main terrestrial sources of airborne dust.