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Dust Storms Off Pakistan and Iran
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Dust Storms Off Pakistan and Iran

January 12, 2007

Today's image shows another dust storm, but this image shows plumes of dust blowing off the coasts of Iran and Pakistan, over the Arabian Sea. This image was captured by the MODIS on the Aqua satellite on January 4, 2007.

Here, the dust plumes appear as pale beige wisps. One apparent source for the dust can be seen in Pakistan, perhaps 150 kilometers inland from the coast. South of the dust plumes, white clouds dot the sky. Aside from bands of greenish blue—resulting from shallow water and/or sediment—along the coast, the ocean appears dark blue.



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