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Duststorm over Saudi Arabia, the Emirates and Oman: 3-5 Aug 2016

by Enric Terradellas last modified Aug 08, 2016 12:38 PM

The duststorm was originated in South Iraq in the morning of 3rd August. It moved southwards, affecting large parts of Saudi Arabia, the Emirates, Oman and Yemen.

EUMETSAT RGB Dust loop from 3rd August 06 UTC to 5th August 06 UTC

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(left)    MODIS-Terra. 4th August 07:45 and 07:50 UTC                             
(right)  MODIS-Aqua 4th August 10:55 and 09:15 UTC

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Fine- and coarse-mode AOD at the AERONET station of Mezaira, United Arab Emirates

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Visibility reduction from 3rd August 00 UTC to 5th August 00 UTC

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Visibility of four METAR stations in United Arab Emirates from 3rd 06 UTC to 4th 17 UTC from their bulletins, the minimun value was 500 metres

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