Dust Storms Over Persian Gulf • Earth.com

Last update: June 24th, 2019 at 3:00 pm

A dust storm was blowing over a wide area of the Middle East on May 28, 2003. This Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) image shows a haze of dust over (clockwise from top right) Iran, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and Iraq. The dust is especially thick in the center of the Persian Gulf.

Credit: Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

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