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Dust Storm in Bodélé Depression, Chad

16.7N 16.4E

November 22nd, 2012 Category: Dust Storms, Lakes

Chad and Mali – November 22nd, 2012

The whitish streak in the upper right quadrant is sand from the Bodélé Depression blowing southwestward. The depression is located at the southern edge of the Sahara Desert in north central Africa, and is the lowest point in Chad. Dust storms from the Bodélé Depression occur on average about 100 days per year.

The bright green area visible in the lower left quadrant is Lake Chad, a large, shallow, endorheic lake surrounded by Chad, Cameroon, Niger, and Nigeria, on the edge of the Sahara Desert. Due to its shallowness, the size of the lake fluctuates frequently.

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