Dust Storm over Eastern China
April 26, 2013
Another plume of dust passed over China on April 22, 2006. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) flying onboard NASA’s Aqua satellite took this picture the same day. In this image, the dust plume appears as a band of tan that arcs across the scene from lower left toward the center right. South of the dust plume is a bank of clouds. Some of the grayish material north of the plume could be pollution. Credit: NASA image courtesy MODIS Land Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC. The team offers daily images of this region.
Topics: Disaster Accident, Environment, Spacecraft, Meteorology, Atmospheric sciences, Bodélé Depression, Dust storm, Dust, Terra, Moderate-Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer, Aqua, National Aeronautics and Space Administration