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Dust Plumes Over Red Sea and Gulf of Aden

18.1N 38.1E

September 4th, 2012 Category: Dust Storms

Red Sea – August 27th, 2012

Several plumes of dust can be seen blowing off the coast of the African continent, over bodies of water, towards the Arabian Peninsula. The largest dust plume can be observed in the upper left quadrant, blowing northeastward over the Red Sea, off the coast of Sudan, near the border with Eritrea. In the lower right quadrant, dust blows off the coast of Somalia and over the Gulf of Aden.

Dust Over Red Sea and Plume Over Gulf of Aden

13.0N 42.4E

August 13th, 2012 Category: Dust Storms

Red Sea – August 11th, 2012

Sand blows over the Red Sea (upper left quadrant), between Eritrea (west) and Yemen (east). While the Bab-el-Mandeb Strait appears mostly dust-free, a plume of dust and sand can be seen blowing off the coast of Somalia and over the Gulf of Aden in the lower right quadrant.

Dust Plumes Off Coast of Somalia and Socotra, Yemen

12.4N 53.8E

July 25th, 2012 Category: Dust Storms

Red Sea – July 23rd, 2012

While a thick bloom of dust originating near the Djibouti-Somalia border can be seen blowing over the Gulf of Aden near the left edge, two other, thinner plumes can be seen trailing off the island of Socotra, beloning to Yemen, in the Indian Ocean 240 kilometres (150 mi) east of the Horn of Africa and 380 kilometres (240 mi) south of the Arabian Peninsula.

Patterns in Thick Plume of Dust Over Gulf of Aden – July 24th, 2012

11.5N 42.5E

July 24th, 2012 Category: Dust Storms

Red Sea – July 23rd, 2012

A thick plume of dust blows off the coast near the Djibouti-Somalia border and over the Gulf of Aden. The ridged patterns in the plume are caused by changes in air currents. A thin veil of dust also hangs over the Red Sea (upper left) and the Bab el Mandeb Strait, which connects the sea to the Gulf of Aden.

Dust Blowing Offshore by Djibouti-Somalia Border

11.5N 42.5E

July 2nd, 2012 Category: Dust Storms

Red Sea and Gulf of Aden – June 28th, 2012

The skies over the Red Sea (upper left) and the Gulf of Aden (right), as well as the Bab-el-Mandeb Strait, which connects the two, are veiled by dust. However, a thicker plume is also visible blowing offshore by the border between Djibouti (left) and Somalia (right). The plume appears composed of three main parallel streaks of dust, caused by air currents. While the plume blows to the northeast, over the Gulf of Aden, it does not reach across the gulf to Yemen, on the Arabian Peninsula (upper right).