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Dust Plume Over Jordan and Saudi Arabia

30.5N 38.2E

June 9th, 2013 Category: Dust Storms MODISAqua

Middle East – June 9th, 2013

A plume of dust blows in a diagonal line across northern Saudi Arabia and Jordan in the upper half of this image. Visible southeast of the plume is an area of circular, irrigated fields near the town of Tabarjal, in northern Saudi Arabia. In the full image, dust can be seen spreading over the southern part of the Red Sea as well.

Dust Spreading from Persian Gulf to Caspian and Mediterranean Seas – May 11th, 2012

32.3N 39.4E

May 12th, 2012 Category: Dust Storms

Persian Gulf - May 11th, 2012

Dust spreads over Syria, Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Jordan (clockwise from upper left). A thin veil of dust can be observed over the Persian Gulf, through which sediments from the Shatt al-Arab are partially visible. However, the dust is densest to the west, as it spreads over Syria and Jordan and towards Israel/Palestine and Lebanon. Some dust can even be spreading over the Mediterranean Sea (upper left quadrant), by the border with Turkey, and northwards over the Caspian Sea (upper right quadrant).

Dead Sea in Jordan Rift Valley, Middle East

31.5N 35.4E

October 7th, 2011 Category: Lakes

Middle East - October 2nd, 2011

Visible parallel to the shores of the Mediterranean Sea is the Dead Sea, a salt lake bordering Jordan to the east and Israel and the West Bank to the west. It lies in the Jordan Rift Valley, and its main tributary is the Jordan River.

Its surface and shores are 423 metres (1,388 ft) below sea level, the lowest elevation on the Earth’s surface. The Dead Sea is 377 m (1,237 ft) deep, the deepest hypersaline lake in the world. With 33.7% salinity, it is also one of the world’s saltiest body of water, 8.6 times saltier than the ocean.

Dead Sea in Jordan Rift Valley – June 22nd, 2011

31.1N 34.8E

June 22nd, 2011 Category: Image of the day, Lakes, Rivers

Middle East - June 20th, 2011

This wide-swath ASAR image focuses the Dead Sea, a salt lake bordering Jordan to the east and Israel/Palestine and the West Bank to the west.

It lies in the Jordan Rift Valley, and its main tributary is the Jordan River. The valley and river appear a lighter shade of grey.

The Dead Sea is 67 kilometres (42 mi) long and 18 kilometres (11 mi) wide at its widest point. Its surface and shores are 423 metres (1,388 ft) below sea level, the lowest elevation on the Earth’s surface on dry land.

 

Dust from Arabian Desert Over Red Sea

27.9N 38.7E

April 24th, 2011 Category: Deserts, Dust Storms

Red Sea - April 15th, 2011

A plume of dust originating in Saudi Arabia can be seen blowing southwestward over the Red Sea, towards Egypt and Sudan.

In the upper part of the image, a cloud of dust can also be seen spreading northwestward in a fan shape towards the Sinai Peninsula, Jordan, Israel/Palestine and Syria.

The dust is from the Arabian Desert, a vast desert wilderness with an area of 2,330,000 square kilometers (900,000 square miles) that occupies most of the Arabian Peninsula. The climate is extremely dry, and temperatures oscillate between extreme heat and seasonal night time freezes.

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