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Dust Blowing Over and Around Arabian Peninsula

19.9N 46.6E

June 14th, 2013 Category: Dust Storms VIIRSSuomi-NPP

Arabian Peninsula – June 12th, 2013

Dust blows in the air over and around the Arabian Peninsula, covering the southern half of the Red Sea (left) and part of the Persian Gulf, near Qatar (upper right), where a thicker dust plume blows northwest-souteast. The veil of dust also extends southward over the Gulf of Aden and Arabian Sea (lower right).

Dust Spreading Across Arabian Sea, Between Oman and India

20.5N 65.2E

May 13th, 2013 Category: Dust Storms

Arabian Sea – May 11th, 2013

Dust can be seen spreading across the Arabian Sea from Oman (left) to India (right). In the full image, the lighter-colored band crossing the image vertically, parallel to the coast of India, is sun glint off the ocean, while the band stretching horizontally between the Arabian Peninsula to India is the cloud of dust.

Dust Blowing Across Oman Towards Iran and Pakistan

22.9N 60.2E

April 8th, 2013 Category: Dust Storms

Arabian Peninsula – April 8th, 2013

Dust blows off the Arabian Peninsula, sweeping across Oman and over the Arabian Sea and Gulf of Oman towards Iran and Pakistan. In Oman, the storm hit Buraimi, Ibri and adjacent areas of the Dhahirah region. The wind was blowing at around 35 knots in Buraimi and over 22 in Ibri after dust storm hit the area.

Parallel Lines of Dust Off Coast of Iran – January 19th, 2013

23.6N 59.7E

January 19th, 2013 Category: Dust Storms, Image of the day

Iran – January 17th, 2013

Dust blowing off the coast of Iran makes it possible to observe the flow of air currents, which are usually invisible to the naked eye. Here, wind blows dust southward off the coast in parallel lines, over the Arabian Sea (right) and Gulf of Oman (left) and another air mass blows the parallel lines of dust slightly westward.

Dust Storm Over Iran

24.8N 58.3E

January 17th, 2013 Category: Dust Storms

Gulf of Oman – January 12th, 2013

A dust storm can be seen spreading over eastern Iran and western Pakistan in this image. The dust blows southward, over the coast of the Arabian Sea, Gulf of Oman and Strait of Hormuz (right to left). In Iran, dust storms rank among the leading natural hazards. The fact that the country is mostly arid or semiarid, other than the subtropical climate of the Caspian Sea coast, creates favorable conditions for airborn dust.