Light Veil of Dust Over Mediterranean Sea31.2N 26.4E
A light veil of dust can be seen blowing off the coasts of Egypt and Libya, and over the Mediterranean Sea, towards Crete (upper left). Sand seas, also known as ergs, extend over large portions of Libya and Egypt. In Egypt, a little less than 3 percent of the land is arable; in Libya, just over 1 percent of the land is arable. Dust storms rank among the most frequent natural hazards for both countries.