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Meteosat-9 observes a large dust storm racing southwards over the Arabian Peninsula.

Date & Time
26 March 2011 09:00 UTC
Satellites
Meteosat-9
Channels/Products
IR12.0–IR10.8, IR10.8–IR8.7, IR10.8

Note the persistent dark magenta hue of the leading dust front, indicating exceptional dust density. Further, note how the dust cloud travels significantly faster during the night as it encounters a strong temperature inversion near the ground.

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