Dust storm over the Persian Gulf | Satellite: Terra
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On May 14, 2004, the morning overpass of the Terra MODIS instrument over the Persian Gulf captured this image of a large dust storm spreading a veil of dust over the water and the countries surrounding the shores: (clockwise from top left corner) Iraq, Iran, United Arab Emirates, Saudia Arabia, and Kuwait. The peninsular country on the western shore of the Gulf is Qatar. The dust swirls in streamers, arcs, and parallel lines over more than half the Gulf.
Image courtesy Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. All images are public domain.