An autumn dust storm in the Gulf of Alaska • Earth.com

Last update: August 20th, 2019 at 9:00 am

Today’s Image of the Day comes courtesy of the NASA Earth Observatory and features a look at a recent dust storm over the Gulf of Alaska.

Dust storms are common this time of year in southern Alaska, when river water levels get low, exposing layers of dry mud that get kicked up by the wind.

This image was captured by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on board NASA’s Aqua satellite.

By Rory Arnold, Earth.com Staff Writer

Image Credit: NASA Earth Observatory

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