River Senegal in desert boundary, SPOT image

River Senegal in desert boundary, SPOT image

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Credit: CNES, 1986 DISTRIBUTION SPOT IMAGE/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: River Senegal. Coloured satellite view of part of the River Senegal, West Africa. The river is the border between the desert sands of Mauritania (top) and the savanna of Senegal (bottom). The river runs through a wide meander plain with numerous sub-channels and lakes. The large red patches in lower left are crops in irrigated fields, the black fields being bare moist soil. The striated appearance of the desert (top) is due to linear depressions and ridges. The brown dots in the savanna are patches of bushy vegetation. SPOT is a French Earth observation satellite.

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Keywords: desert, environment, geography, in desert, irrigation, meander, river, river senegal, sahel, savanna, senegal, spot

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