Dust Over the Persian Gulf
Dust blew off the coast of the United Arab Emirates on October 10, 2007. The MODIS on NASA's Terra satellite took this picture the same day. The beige dust plume is obvious as it blows westward off the coast and over the Persian Gulf. The Persian Gulf is the western body of water in this image - the Gulf of Oman is to the east.
West of the dust plume is another plume of aerosols, particles of liquid or solid suspended in the atmosphere. The origin of this plume is not as obvious, and it could result from an earlier dust storm, or from smoke or haze.