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Dust Arching Over Persian Gulf, from Iraq to Saudi Arabia

29.2N 49.2E

June 3rd, 2013 Category: Dust Storms VIIRSSuomi-NPP

Persian Gulf – June 1st, 2013

Plumes of dust arch southeastward and then southwestward from the mouth of the Shatt al-Arab, in Iraq, between the borders of Iran (upper right) and Kuwait (upper left), across the northern part of the Persian Gulf, to Saudi Arabia. Since uninhabited sandy deserts comprise most of Saudi Arabia’s and the Middle East’s land surface, it is easy for strong winds to pick up dust and create storms over the region.

Dust Over Mouth of Shatt al-Arab, Iraq and Kuwait

29.9N 48.7E

June 2nd, 2013 Category: Dust Storms, Rivers

Persian Gulf – June 1st, 2013

Dust blows off the coasts of Iraq (above) and Kuwait (left) and over the Persian Gulf. The plume of dust partially obscures the Shatt al-Arab, the river formed by the confluence of the Tigris and the Euphrates, and its mouth 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.

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).

Dust Over Tigris and Euphrates Valley, Iraq – January 18th, 2013

33.3N 44.4E

January 18th, 2013 Category: Dust Storms, Image of the day

Iraq – January 11th, 2013

Dust blows down the valley around the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers, in Iraq, and towards the Persian Gulf. Some dust spreads over the mouth of the Shatt al-Arab, formed by the convergence of the aforementioned riers, and over the gulf. The bulk of the dust does not appear to be engulfing Baghdad, which is visible as a grey area southeast of the teardrop-shaped Lake Tharthar near the left edge, although it can be seen just north of the city.