Taken by the Landsat 8 satellite, this image reveals a swirl of sediments (white arrow) in the Arabian Sea. The sediments were most likely transported, from Pakistan’s dry coastal area to the sea, by the Hingol River (red arrow).
When rare rains fall, sediments can be washed out to the sea because there is no vegetation to stop it. Currents in the water move the sediments along the shore. The pattern of flow is likely influenced by underwater terrain.
Image Number: WEB15725-2017
Joshua Stevens, USGS