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Dust Near Dahlak Archipelago in Red Sea

15.8N 40.2E

September 10th, 2012 Category: Dust Storms

Red Sea – August 30th, 2012

Dust blows across the southern half of the Red Sea, appearing thickest below the Dahlak Archipelago, off the coast of Eritrea. Due to the wide spread of the dust cloud across the sea, it is difficult to discern whether its point of origin is the Sahara Desert, on the African continent, or the Rub al’Khali desert, on the Arabian Peninsula, or a mixture of the two.

Thick Dust Over Red Sea

17.7N 39.6E

September 8th, 2012 Category: Dust Storms

Red Sea – September 1st, 2012

A thick cloud of dust spreads over the Red Sea. The dust appears to originate on the African continent, although dust storms on the Arabian Peninsula are also very common. Here, the dust is thickest off the coast of Sudan (above), although it also blows over the coast of Eritrea and spreads southward towards the Bab-el-Mandeb strait.

Streaked Patterns in Dust Over Red Sea

15.8N 40.2E

September 5th, 2012 Category: Dust Storms

Red Sea – September 1st, 2012

Dust blows off the coast of Sudan (upper left) and Eritrea (lower left) and over the Red Sea. Visible through the dust is the Dahlak Archipelago, just off the coast of Eritrea. The parallel, streaked patterns in the dust are due to cross-currents of air.

Dust Plumes Over Red Sea and Gulf of Aden

18.1N 38.1E

September 4th, 2012 Category: Dust Storms

Red Sea – August 27th, 2012

Several plumes of dust can be seen blowing off the coast of the African continent, over bodies of water, towards the Arabian Peninsula. The largest dust plume can be observed in the upper left quadrant, blowing northeastward over the Red Sea, off the coast of Sudan, near the border with Eritrea. In the lower right quadrant, dust blows off the coast of Somalia and over the Gulf of Aden.

Wavelike Patterns of Dust Off Coast of Sudan

18.3N 37.9E

August 20th, 2012 Category: Dust Storms

Red Sea – August 18th, 2012

Dust blows off the coasts of Sudan (north) and Eritrea (south), over the Red Sea. Upon opening the full image, parallel rows of dust in rippled patterns can be seen blowing off the coast of Sudan, east of the Tokar Game Reserve. These wavelike patterns are caused by rising and falling air currents.