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NASA Earth Observatory: Dust blowing accross the Red Sea

by Enric Terradellas last modified Aug 07, 2014 11:55 AM

As is common in summer, the air over northeastern Sudan and the Red Sea was full of dust in July and August 2014. Though dust storms are not as concentrated or intense as in other parts of the Middle East, they occur with greater frequency in Sudan than just about anywhere else in the region.

For instance, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite captured this natural-color image of dust blowing over the Red Sea on August 4, 2014. Some of the thickest plumes were located in the vicinity of Tokar, a town of about 40,000 people in northeastern Sudan.

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