Dust storm over the Arabian Peninsula

February 4th, 2008 |

AVHRR false color image (Google Earth)

Amato Evan captured some awesome Google Earth AVHRR images of a large dust storm that was affecting the Arabian Peninsula during the 01-04 February 2008 period. A rare winter case of northerly “shamal” winds (producing gusts of 35 mph) was creating the massive cloud of blowing dust and blowing sand.