Dust Over the Aral Sea
February 21, 2013
On April 18, 2003, strong southwesterly winds were blowing dust and sand from the deserts of Kazakhstan out over the Aral Sea. The above true-color image of the dust plume was acquired by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument, flying aboard NASA?s Aqua spacecraft. Credit: Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA GSFC.
Topics: Disaster Accident, Technology Internet, Environment, Spaceflight, Earth, Spacecraft, Dust storm, Bodélé Depression, Aral Sea, Environmental disasters, Aqua