Dust storm over the Arabian Peninsula

Dust storm over the Arabian Peninsula

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Caption: Dust storm over the Arabian Peninsular and Indian Ocean (bottom right), satellite image. Sand and dust from surrounding countries has been picked up by winds, forming a sandstorm. The Red Sea is at left and the Persian Gulf is at top. Composite image obtained by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) onboard NASA's Aqua and Terra satellites on 22nd February 2008.

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Keywords: 2000s, 21st century, 22 february 2008, aqua, arabian peninsular, asia, composite, country, dust plume, dust storm, duststorm, earth observation, from space, geographical, geography, indian ocean, meteorological, meteorology, middle east, middle eastern, middle-east, middle-eastern, moderate resolution imaging, modis, persian gulf, red sea, sand storm, sandstorm, satellite image, spectoradiometer, terra, uae, united arab emirates, weather

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