Last update: October 17th, 2019 at 9:00 am
A billowing river dust poured from the Gobi Desert ahead of a storm system in mid-March 2016, covering the landscape from eastern Mongolia through western China. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard NASA’s Aqua satellite acquired this true-color image on March 17.
The Gobi Desert stretches over parts of southern Mongolia and northern China. It is one of the world’s most prolific dust-producing regions. Dust storms from the desert can occur at any time of the year, but are more frequent in March through April.