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Dust storm in Inner Mongolia, China

This true-color MODIS image, acquired April 7, 2002, depicts a dust storm in the Gobi Desert of China's Inner Mongolia. The storm appears as a blend of brown, tan, and orange smudges flowing East to West over the upper right portion of the image. Also visible is a fire (red dot) in the lower left portion of the image.


Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

Published April 17, 2002
Data acquired April 7 - 7, 2002

Source:
Terra > MODIS
Topics:
Atmosphere > Aerosols > Dust/Ash
Biosphere > Terrestrial Ecosystems > Deserts
Biosphere > Terrestrial Habitat > Desert
Human Dimensions > Natural Hazards > Fires