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Dust Storm in Southern Arabian Peninsula

18.6N 50.2E

April 12th, 2013 Category: Dust Storms

Arabian Peninsula – April 7th, 2013

Dust, likely originating in the Rub al’Khali Desert, blows about the southern part of the Arabian Peninsula, particularly over Yemen, Oman and the United Arab Emirates. The Rub’ al Khali, or Empty Quarter, is the largest sand desert in the world, encompassing most of the southern third of the Arabian Peninsula with its 650,000 square kilometres (250,000 sq mi) in area.

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 Blowing About Between Africa and Arabian Peninsula

11.6N 43.8E

August 8th, 2012 Category: Dust Storms

Red Sea – August 6th, 2012

Dust blows between Africa and the Middle East, over the Red Sea (upper left), Bab-el-Mandeb Strait and Gulf of Aden (right). It is difficult to ascertain whether the dust originates from the Arabian Peninsula’s Rub al’Khali Desert (above) or the Sahara Desert, or from both. However, several areas of thicker plumes can be seen near the right edge and just south of the strait.