Phytoplankton in Black Sea and Dust Over Iraq – July 16th, 201236.3N 39.9E
Two interesting phenomena can be observed in this image, which stretches from Georgia (upper right), across Turkey (center left) and Iran (center right) and the Middle East (lower half of image). Visible in the upper left quadrant is a phytoplankton bloom in the Black Sea. The bloom has been present for several weeks (click here for previous images), and now appears to be waning slightly. Visible in the lower right quadrant is a plume of dust originating in the Tigris-Euphrates Valley and blowing over Iraq.