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Plume of Dust Sweeping from Egypt Across Cyprus – April 10th, 2013

33.6N 32.8E

April 10th, 2013 Category: Dust Storms, Image of the day

Egypt – April 8th, 2013

A plume of dust sweeps over the coast of Egypt, veiling the Nile Delta and the Sinai Peninsula, and northwards over the Mediterranean Sea, over and past Cyprus to Turkey (visible at the top of the full image). Middle Eastern countries on the east coast of the sea, such as Israel, are also being affected. More frequent dust storms are a sign of desertification and climate change.

Dust From Egypt and Libya Over Mediterranean – April 9th, 2013

31.1N 27.2E

April 9th, 2013 Category: Dust Storms, Image of the day

Egypt and Libya – April 7th, 2013

Dust blows over the Mediterranean Sea from two main points. The first is a long plume blowing northward from the west edge of the Nile Delta that passes between the islands of Cyprus (right) and Crete (left). The second is a plume blowing northeastward off the coast of Libya, just beyond the eastern end of the Jebel Akhdar mountain range (left).

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.

Dust Over Mediterranean Sea and Turkey

33.2N 33.2E

April 5th, 2013 Category: Dust Storms

Egypt – April 3rd, 2013

Days after an intense dust storm that blasted sand and other particles over northern Egypt, the Mediterranean Sea and the Middle East (click here for previous images), a veil of dust continues to hang over the region. Here, dust can be seen over the Mediterranean and, in the full image, reaching northeastward up to Turkey.

Dust Framing Eastern Shore of Mediterraean Sea

34.3N 33.0E

April 2nd, 2013 Category: Dust Storms

Eastern Mediterranean – April 1st, 2013

While the end of March saw a large dust storm blowing off the coast of Libya and over the Mediterranean (click here for previous image), the beginning of April saw a different thick dust plume covering the Mediterranean, this type from Egypt. Here, the dust can be seen blowing over the eastern part of the Nile Delta and the Sinai Peninsula before following the curve of the eastern shore of the Mediterranean, by countries such as Israel, Lebanon, Syria and Turkey, before being pushed back towards Egypt once again.

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