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Dust Over the Aral Sea
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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.