Researching dust storm is very important for ecological environment construction and sustainable development in the north of China.In the past ten years, the dust storm weather in the north of China has shown an upward trend, and researchers in relating subjects began studying dust storm from different sides. This article summarizes the development of studying dust storm by remote sensing in the world. Firstly, this paper gives a brief review of the history and actuality about researching dust storm in the world, then, it systemically introduces the data resources, characteristics, theories and technologies about researching dust storm with remote sensing. Among which, we lay emphasis on the technologies of researching dust storm with remote sensing. Finally, aiming at the shortage of actual research, this paper conceives the development trend of studying dust storm using remote sensing in future:① Using multi-sources image data is the major trend in the dust storm research and establishing quantitative remote sensing model of information extraction is also important;② It is necessary to do some ground experiments in the proper area to improve the precise of calculation of dust storm optics thickness, sandy quantity and intensity; ③ It is also very important to extract some parameters(such as land use, moist of soil, composition and structure of vegetation) of ground data along dust storm path by remote sensing. In addition, based on GIS, it is urgent to establish the spatial database about Gobi, desert, desertification land and potential densification land, and combining the climatic factors (temperature, precipitation and wind) and topography conditions relating dust storm to develop quantitative model to analysis the relationship between ground surface factor and the intensity of dust storm.