Desert agriculture, 2006, satellite image

Desert agriculture, 2006, satellite image

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This image is part of the sequence Environment: Desert agriculture 1998-2006

Credit: PLANETOBSERVER/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Desert agriculture, 2006, satellite image. The dark green areas seen in the desert sands are numerous centre pivot irrigation fields. These ones are about 250 kilometres west of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Composite image obtained in 2006, using data from the Landsat 7 satellite. For a sequence showing the change over the years from 1998 to 2006, see images C007/3769 to C007/3771.

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