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Thick Dust Plume West of Nile Delta, Egypt

30.0N 31.2E

April 8th, 2013 Category: Dust Storms, Rivers

Egypt – April 7th, 2013

A thick plume of dust blows across Egypt and over the Mediterranean Sea, passing just west of the fertile Nile River Delta. Dust storms are common in this region, as Egypt lies within a broad band of dust-producing terrain: outside of the Nile River Valley, Egypt’s land surface has very little arable land and is a vast desert plateau rich in Saharan sand.

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