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Dust Storm over Iraq
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Dust Storm over Iraq

May 3, 2013
Dust plumes blew over Iraq on September 8, 2007. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite took this picture the same day. In this image, the dust appears as a pale beige plume over slightly darker land surfaces below. The dust appears especially thick in northern Iraq, roughly 100 kilometers (60 miles) east of the border with Syria. Water bodies under the dust are barely visible. Credit: NASA image courtesy the MODIS Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC. The Rapid Response Team provides daily images of this region.