The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite captured this natural-color image of dust blowing south across southern Colorado on March 11, 2014. A passing cold front produced strong winds that reached at least 80 kilometers (50 miles) per hour, kicking up a wall of dust—a phenomenon meteorologists sometimes call a haboob.
- KRWG (2014, March 12) Cold Front Triggers Texas And New Mexico Dust Storm. Accessed March 12, 2014.
- National Weather Service (2014, March 12) Howlin‘ Winds on Tuesday. Accessed March 12, 2014.
- NOAA Haboobs: The weather phenomena with an unusual name is no joke. Accessed March 12, 2014.
- The Weather Channel (2014, March 11) Haboob Sweeps Through New Mexico and Texas. Accessed March 12, 2014.
NASA image courtesy of the LANCE/EOSDIS MODIS Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC. Caption by Adam Voiland.
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