Desert Patterns

Earth As Art image Desert patterns

Detailed Description

Seen through the "eyes" of a satellite sensor, ribbons of Saharan sand dunes seem to glow in sunset colors. These patterned stripes are part of Erg Chech, a desolate sand sea in southwestern Algeria, Africa, where the prevailing winds create an endlessly shifting collage of large, linear sand dunes. The term "erg" is derived from an Arabic word for a field of sand dunes.

  • Collection: Earth as Art 3
  • Source: Landsat 7
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Details

Image Dimensions: 7800 x 8400

Date Taken:

Location Taken: DZ