The Dhofar Difference

Earth As Art image The Dhofar Difference

Detailed Description

Much of Oman is desert, but the Arabian Sea coast in the Dhofar region represents a startling difference in climate. This coastal region catches the monsoon rains, or khareef, during the summer months. Drenching rains fall primarily on the mountainous ridge that separates the lush, fertile areas along the coast from the arid interior, recharging streams, waterfalls, and springs that provide plentiful water supplies in the fertile lowlands for the remainder of the year.

Source: Landsat 5

Download Imagery

Details

Image Dimensions: 7800 x 8400

Date Taken:

Location Taken: OM