17 Dec '11, 11pm

Winds and Waves Stir Dust and Mud: A windstorm appears to churn the desert and the seas of the Middle East in De...

The mingling of winds and deserts often leads to dust storms. But winds do more than stir up the land surface; they also generate waves in the water. In a shallow water body such as the Persian Gulf, wind-driven waves can reach down to perturb the sea floor. This was the likely sequence of events that occurred in early December 2011, when the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite captured these natural-color images. The top image, from December 10, 2011, shows dust plumes blowing across Syria and Iraq. Arising from discrete points, the dust blows in a large arc. Over Syria, skies are mostly clear, but across the Iraq border, the dust thickens enough to hide the Euphrates River. The dust arcs around a cloudbank, which may be associated with the same weather system that led to the dust storm. In the December 12 (bottom) image, the nor...

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Winds and Waves Stir Dust and Mud: A windstorm ...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 17 Dec '11, 11pm

The mingling of winds and deserts often leads to dust storms. But winds do more than stir up the land surface; they also g...

new painting! waves~

nicolekiss.blogspot.com 21 Dec '11, 12am

I know I should be posting more paintings when I have them. But I've been so busy, what projects and playing sims social. ...

Lifestyle - Philharmonic Winds concert pays tribute to Japanese wind music: Just trust The Philharmonic Winds t...

Lifestyle - Philharmonic Winds concert pays tri...

straitstimes.com 18 Dec '11, 2am

Just trust The Philharmonic Winds to play something different in its concerts. Its latest was dedicated to Japanese wind b...

Big bad dust storm over Afghanistan earlier this week, from our Terra satellite. [image]

Big bad dust storm over Afghanistan earlier thi...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 21 Dec '11, 10pm

A dense cloud of dust swept across southern Afghanistan and Pakistan on December 20, 2011. When the Moderate Resolution Im...

neon dust

neon dust

fashiontoast.com 23 Dec '11, 8am

I bought this dusty pink dress from Topshop last spring..it’s become a go-to for comfort/smock dressing that still looks p...

Dust Plume over the Bahia Blanca [image] #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 11 Dec '11, 11pm

Northwestern and central Argentina are subject to frequent dust storms. A combination of late Pleistocene loess—fine sedim...