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Rows of Dust Over Gulf of Oman – December 31st, 2012

24.8N 58.9E

December 31st, 2012 Category: Dust Storms, Image of the day

India and Pakistan – December 28th, 2012

Dust blows off the coast of Iran in long, parallel rows, across the Gulf  of Oman, to the Arabian Peninsula (click here for more images). The dust remains east of the Strait of Hormuz; to the west, sediments can be seen in the Persian Gulf lining the coast of the United Arab Emirates and west of the island of Qeshm.

Plume of Dust Blowing by Qatar

26.8N 55.8E

May 20th, 2012 Category: Dust Storms

Persian Gulf - May 19th, 2012

Dust blows over the Persian Gulf, between the Arabian Peninsula (below) and Iraq (upper left corner) and Iran (above, right). The dust creates a light veil over the mouth of the Shatt al-Arab, along the Iraqi coast, and over the island of Qeshm, belonging to Iran. A thicker plume of dust can be observed blowing by the country of Qatar, located on the small Qatar Peninsula on the northeasterly coast of the much larger Arabian Peninsula.

Dust Over Persian Gulf, Between Iran and United Arab Emirates

24.6N 51.4E

May 1st, 2012 Category: Dust Storms

Persian Gulf - April 28th, 2012

A thick cloud of dust blows over the Persian Gulf, seeming to originate in Iran, to the north, and reaching across the gulf to Qatar (lower left corner) and the United Arab Emirates (below center and right). A smaller amount of dust can be seen in and around the island of Qeshm Strait of Hormuz, near the right edge.

Southern Arabian Peninsula

February 7th, 2009 Category: Snapshots

Oman - January 28th, 2009

Oman - January 28th, 2009

This clear image shows the southeastern part of the Arabian Peninsula, surrounded by the waters of the Persian Gulf (top left), the Gulf of Oman (top right) and the Arabian Sea (bottom right).

The two gulfs are connected by the Strait of Hormuz, in which Qeshm Island, belonging to Iran (top), can be found.

The country of Oman occupies most of the coastal area of this section of the peninsula. The al Jebel al Akhdar mountain ranges are to the North, along the Gulf of Oman. The central part of the country, however, is covered mostly by a vast gravel desert plain (light tan).

Encompassing a large area west of Oman’s gravel desert plain is the Rub’ al Khali (which translates as Empty Quarter), one of the largest sand deserts in the world.

With a total area of some 650,000 square kilometres (250,000 sq mi), it covers much of southern Saudi Arabia, as well as parts of Oman, the United Arab Emirates and Yemen.

The sands of the Rub’ al Khali near Saudi Arabia’s border with Oman and the United Arab Emirates are reddish-orange, and change to yellow then to tan as one moves westward.

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Strait of Hormuz and Qeshm Island, Iran – December 31st, 2008

December 31st, 2008 Category: Image of the day

Strait of Hormuz - November 19th, 2008

Strait of Hormuz - November 19th, 2008

The main body of water visible in this image is the Strait of Hormuz, which connects the Persian Gulf (west) to the Gulf of Oman (east).

The landmass on the lower right is the Musandam Peninsula in Oman, just north of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.

In contrast with the extremely ridged terrain of the peninsula is the province of Hormozgan, Iran, above.

The island in the center, Qeshm Island, a free trade zone, is separated from the mainland by Clarence Strait and is located opposite the port cities of Bandar Abbas and Bandar Khamir.

We can see a strong green algal bloom off the southern end of the island.

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