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Dust Blowing Over Irani Coast and Gulf of Oman

25.4N 58.8E

December 13th, 2012 Category: Dust Storms

Iran – December 13th, 2012

Dust blows off the southern coast of Iran and over the Gulf of Oman. Sediments can be seen through the dust, hugging the Irani coastline in several places, while the Omanese coastline to the south is mostly clear.

Dust Blowing Off Iran-Pakistan Border Between Chabahar and Gwadar Bays

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November 19th, 2012 Category: Dust Storms

Iran and Pakistan – November 18th, 2012

Plumes of dust blow in a southwestward direction off the shores of the Iran-Pakistan border area and over the Gulf of Oman and the Arabian Sea. The thickest dust plume blows off the coast about halfway between Chabahar Bay, in Iran, and Gwadar Bay, on the maritime border of Pakistan and Iran. Visible in the lower left corner is part of Oman.

Extremely Destructive Dust Storm Affects Pakistan

27.1N 66.3E

June 7th, 2012 Category: Dust Storms

Dust Over Pakistan - June 6th, 2012

Dust blows off the coast of Pakistan, near the border with Iran, and over the Arabian Sea and Gulf of Oman (left). Although this image focuses on the coastal area, the dust storm was reportedly countrywide and very destructive.

According to news reports, the dust storm has killed 8 people and injured 60. It has also caused widespread destruction of crops, property and electricity lines across various cities. Heavy dust storms hit multiple cities including Lahore, Faisalabad, Quetta and Peshawar. Winds were reportedly blowing at speeds ranging from 55km to 70km per hour

Thin Veil of Dust Still in Air Over Persian Gulf

24.0N 50.2E

March 27th, 2012 Category: Dust Storms

Dust Over Arabian Peninsula - March 23rd, 2012

Although no thick plumes of dust are visible as the sand storm that has been afflicting the Middle East over the last week (click here for previous images) appears to be losing intensity, a think veil of dust can still be observed over Iran (above), the Persian Gulf (upper left quadrant) and the Arabian Peninsula (below). Dust can be seen spreading over the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman in the upper half of the image, and off the coast of Oman near the border with Yemen in the lower part of the image.

Dust Storm Over Arabian Peninsula Waning

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March 26th, 2012 Category: Dust Storms

Dust Over Arabian Peninsula - March 22nd, 2012

Although the dust storm that has been affecting the Middle East over the last week appears to be waning (click here for previous images), a thin veil of dust can be seen blowing across the Persian Gulf, Strait of Hormuz and Gulf of Oman, between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Visible through the dust are sediments from the Shatt al’ Arab entering the northern part of the Persian Gulf, as well as a range of mountains parallel to the northeastern coast of Oman.