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Dust North of Kunlun Mountains, China

37.7N 78.7E

November 9th, 2012 Category: Deserts, Dust Storms, Mountains

China – November 8th, 2012

A dust storm continues to blow particles of dust and sand from the Taklamakan Desert about the Tarim Basin. This thumbnail image focuses on the southwestern part of the desert, where the Kunlun Mountains prevent the dust from spreading further south over Tibet.

Dust Reaching Borders of Taklamakan Desert

40.2N 81.3E

November 7th, 2012 Category: Deserts, Dust Storms, Mountains

China – November 6th, 2012

Dust continues to blow about the Taklamakan Desert, in northwestern China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. The tall mountains surrounding the desert on three sides – the Kunlun Mountains to the south, the Pamir Mountains to the west, and the Tian Shan Mountains to the north – prevent the dust from spreading beyond the confines of the Tarim Basin.

Dust Storm in Taklamakan Desert, China

39.0N 89.1E

November 5th, 2012 Category: Deserts, Dust Storms

China – November 4th, 2012

A dust storm continues to blow sand and dust particles about the Tarim Basin, in northwestern China. While this image focuses on the eastern part of the desert, in the full image dust can also be seen over the western part and spreading northward. Also visible here are two lakes, the larger and slightly greener of which is Lake Ayakum, located near the northern boundary of the Tibetan Plateau, to the southeast of the Kunlun Mountains.

Dust Storm in Taklamakan Desert, China – November 3rd, 2012

35.4N 89.0E

November 3rd, 2012 Category: Deserts, Dust Storms, Image of the day

China – November 2nd, 2012

A large dust storm originating in the Taklamakan Desert blows sand about the Tarim Basin and the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of northwestern China. The dust is airborne over the eastern portion of the 337,000 km2. (130,116 sq. mi.) desert and continues to blow eastward. Its passage to the north, south and west is blocked by mountain ranges.

Dust Along Northern Edge of Taklamakan Desert, China

39.3N 82.7E

September 20th, 2012 Category: Dust Storms

China – September 3rd, 2012

The Taklamakan Desert, in China, appears partially veiled by airborne dust particles lifted by strong winds in a sand storm. Most of the airborne dust appears concentrated along the northern rim of the Tarim Basin, where it is prevented from spreading further by the tall Tian Shan Mountains.

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