Dust Storm in the Indus Valley
April 30, 2013
A large dust storm blew through the Indus Valley, along the border between Pakistan and India, on June 12, 2006. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) flying onboard NASA’s Aqua satellite captured this image the same day. In this picture, the dust heads toward the Himalaya Mountains in the top right corner of the image. In the lower-left corner of the image, sprays of clouds appear to blow in the same direction as the dust, away from the Arabian Sea and toward the northeast. Once the dust reaches the mountains, it changes direction and blows along their southern edge. Credit: NASA image created by Jesse Allen, Earth Observatory, using data provided by the Goddard Earth Sciences DAAC.
Topics: Disaster Accident, Atmospheric sciences, Meteorology, Spacecraft, Environment, Distributed Active Archive Center, Dust, Aqua, Indus River, Moderate-Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer, Dust storm, Storm, National Aeronautics and Space Administration