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). This boundary zone is known as the sahel. The river runs through a wide alluvial meander plain (grey) with numerous sub-channels and lakes. The striated appearance of the desert (top) is due to linear depressions and ridges. The red colour of the savanna is due to mixed scrub and bush 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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