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Dust Over Northern End of Persian Gulf

29.2N 49.1E

May 31st, 2013 Category: Dust Storms

Persian Gulf – May 30th, 2013

A plume of dust spreads diagonally across the northern part of the Persian Gulf, just south of the mouth of the Shatt al-Arab. The Shatt al-Arab is a river in Southwest Asia of some 200 km (120 mi) in length, formed by the confluence of the Euphrates and the Tigris. The southern end of the river constitutes the border between Iraq and Iran down to the mouth of the river as it discharges into the Persian Gulf.

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.

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 from Rub al’Khali Desert Over the Persian Gulf – March 15th, 2013

23.8N 52.0E

March 15th, 2013 Category: Deserts, Dust Storms, Image of the day

Persian Gulf – March 6, 2013

Dust blows northward off the coast of the Arabian Peninsula and over the Persian Gulf. The plume appears to originate in the Rub al’Khali, a sandy desert in the southern part of the peninsula, and blow northwards across southeastern Saudi Arabia, then eastwards, east of Qatar and along the coast of the United Arab Emirates.

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.

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