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Dust Plume Near Mouth of Shatt al’Arab, Persian Gulf – April 20th, 2012

29.6N 48.8E

April 20th, 2012 Category: Dust Storms, Image of the day

Iraq - April 15th, 2012

Air currents blow a plume of dust in an arched shape, towards the north and then counter-clockwise towards the southwest, over the northern part of the Persian Gulf. To the north of the plume, sediments from the Shatt al’Arab River can be seen entering the gulf, off the coast of Iraq.

Dust Storm Over Arabian Peninsula Waning

22.6N 53.5E

March 26th, 2012 Category: Dust Storms

Dust Over Arabian Peninsula - March 22nd, 2012

Although the dust storm that has been affecting the Middle East over the last week appears to be waning (click here for previous images), a thin veil of dust can be seen blowing across the Persian Gulf, Strait of Hormuz and Gulf of Oman, between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Visible through the dust are sediments from the Shatt al’ Arab entering the northern part of the Persian Gulf, as well as a range of mountains parallel to the northeastern coast of Oman.

Dust Blowing Over Iraq to Persian Gulf

29.9N 48.3E

December 15th, 2011 Category: Dust Storms

Dust over Iraq - December 11th, 2011

This image offers another view of the dust storm hanging over the valley of the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers, in Iraq (click here for first post). The dust can be seen blowing southeastward, over the northern end of the Persian Gulf.

Sediments are visible in the upper part of the gulf, through the veil of dust. These come from the Shatt al’Arab, the river created by the confluence of the Tigris and the Euphrates.

Sediments from Shatt al’Arab in Persian Gulf

28.8N 49.4E

December 31st, 2010 Category: Dust Storms, Rivers, Sediments

Saudi Arabia - December 27th, 2010

The upper reaches of the Persian Gulf appear a mottled teal color due to the influx of sediments from the Shatt al’Arab River, the mouth of which is visible at the top left.

A few streaks of pale tan dust can be discerned over the gulf in the center of the image. These are best observed in the full image, where they are more easily discerned from the sediments below.

Sediments in Persian Gulf – December 26th, 2010

27.2N 50.8E

December 26th, 2010 Category: Image of the day, Sediments

Iran - December 22nd, 2010

Sediments from the Shatt al’Arab, the river created by the confluence of the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers, give the waters in the upper part of the Persian Gulf a cloudy, greenish appearance.

Greenish sediments can also be noted off the coast of Qatar and the United Arab Emirates, in the lower part of the gulf by the southern shores, and between Iran and the island of Qeshm by the northern shores.

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