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Dust Over Red Sea and Persian Gulf

28.7N 42.1E

March 27th, 2013 Category: Dust Storms, Fires

Saudi Arabia – March 26th, 2013

Dust blows from Saudi Arabia westward across the Red Sea. In the full image, dust can also be seen blowing across the Persian Gulf, to the east, and a fire is visible in Iraq, near the mouth of the Shatt al-Arab, on the northern end of the gulf.

Arching Dust Plume Over Iraq and Saudi Arabia

30.8N 42.3E

March 25th, 2013 Category: Dust Storms

Middle East – March 24th, 2013

A plume of dust originating in Iraq, near the Saudi Arabia border, blows southward over Saudi Arabia. It then turns eastward over the Persian Gulf and hooks northeastward over Kuwait before blowing back over southern Iraq, near the mouth of the Shatt al-Arab.

Dust Plume Crossing Tigris and Euphrates Rivers, Iraq

33.3N 44.4E

March 24th, 2013 Category: Dust Storms

Middle East – March 23rd, 2013

A plume blows in a north-south streak across Iraq, near Syria. The dust crosses the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers, as well as part of the fertile valley between them. Iraq suffers from desertification and soil salination due in large part to thousands of years of agricultural activity. This desertification can lead to more frequent dust storms. Visible in the lower right corner, unaffected by the dust, is the northernmost part of the Persian Gulf.

Dust Over Iraq and Syria

33.5N 36.3E

March 23rd, 2013 Category: Dust Storms

Middle East – March 23rd, 2013

A plume of dust hangs over Iraq, near the border with Syria, on the right side of this image. The dust spreads southward over the Arabian Peninsula, but does not reach west to the mountainous Sinai Peninsula and Egypt (left). A more frequent recurrence of dust storms can be a sign of desertification and climate change.

Lakes and Borders of Iraq – February 5th, 2013

32.7N 43.6E

February 5th, 2013 Category: Clouds, Image of the day

Iraq – January 27th, 2013

Although a large portion of the Middle East is cloud covered, the use of the Chelys Satellite Rapid Response System (SRRS) “borders” feature allows the borders between Iraq (center), Iran (right) and Kuwait (bottom left) to be clearly visible. This features also allows three lakes’ locations in Iraq to be observed despite the clouds: Lake Tharthar, Lake Habbaniyah and Lake Milh (top to bottom).