Dust Storm Off Australia
June 28, 2008
Fragile-seeming dust plumes blew off the coast of South Australia on June 16, 2008. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA's Aqua satellite took this picture the same day. In this natural-color image, the tan plumes of dust move in parallel lines toward the south-southeast over the Great Australian Bight. Inland from the coast, South Australia contains substantial sand seas, which likely provided the material for these plumes.
Topics: Environment, Dust storm, Planetary science, Meteorology, Weather, Bodélé Depression, Moderate-Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer, Aqua, Storm, Great Australian Bight, Earth, Io, South Australia, Australia