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Dust Over Bab-el-Mandeb Strait

12.5N 42.5E

June 9th, 2013 Category: Dust Storms MODISAqua

Red Sea – June 9th, 2013

Dust hangs over the Bab-el-Mandeb Strait, which connects the Red Sea (upper left) to the Gulf of Aden (right). The dust is most concentrated over the nation of Djibouti and southern Eritrea, by the entrance to the strait itself, although it also veils parts of Yemen, Ethiopia and Somalia.

Dust Blowing Off Coasts of Djibouti and Yemen

12.3N 43.1E

August 26th, 2012 Category: Dust Storms

Red Sea – August 23rd, 2012

Dust blows over the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden, which are connected by the Bab-el-Mandeb Strait. The dust appears to be funnelled through the strait, with two thicker plumes blowing diagonally to the southeast off the coast of Djibouti (below) and Yemen (above).

Dust Over Red Sea and Plume Over Gulf of Aden

13.0N 42.4E

August 13th, 2012 Category: Dust Storms

Red Sea – August 11th, 2012

Sand blows over the Red Sea (upper left quadrant), between Eritrea (west) and Yemen (east). While the Bab-el-Mandeb Strait appears mostly dust-free, a plume of dust and sand can be seen blowing off the coast of Somalia and over the Gulf of Aden in the lower right quadrant.

Dust Blowing About Between Africa and Arabian Peninsula

11.6N 43.8E

August 8th, 2012 Category: Dust Storms

Red Sea – August 6th, 2012

Dust blows between Africa and the Middle East, over the Red Sea (upper left), Bab-el-Mandeb Strait and Gulf of Aden (right). It is difficult to ascertain whether the dust originates from the Arabian Peninsula’s Rub al’Khali Desert (above) or the Sahara Desert, or from both. However, several areas of thicker plumes can be seen near the right edge and just south of the strait.

Patterns in Thick Plume of Dust Over Gulf of Aden – July 24th, 2012

11.5N 42.5E

July 24th, 2012 Category: Dust Storms

Red Sea – July 23rd, 2012

A thick plume of dust blows off the coast near the Djibouti-Somalia border and over the Gulf of Aden. The ridged patterns in the plume are caused by changes in air currents. A thin veil of dust also hangs over the Red Sea (upper left) and the Bab el Mandeb Strait, which connects the sea to the Gulf of Aden.