Dust Plumes From Arabian Peninsula Over Red Sea – February 4th, 201222.0N 39.5E
A dust storm blew over the Arabian Peninsula, with plumes of dust sweeping off the coast of Saudi Arabia and over the Red Sea in a counter-clockwise arc. Other parts of the sea also appear thinly veiled by dust in the atmosphere.
Dust storms are common in this region. At least some of the dust probably originated from the Rub’ al Khali Desert, a huge sand sea that spreads over parts of Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Oman, and the United Arab Emirates.