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Desert Sands in Niger

January 27th, 2009 Category: Snapshots

Desert sands in Niger - January 20th, 2009

Desert sands in Niger - January 20th, 2009

This radar (ASAR) image allows the hills and dunes in the desert sands of Niger to be seen clearly. Niger is located on the border between the Sahara and sub-Sahara regions.

Niger has a subtropical climate which is mainly very hot and dry, with much desert area. In the extreme south there is a tropical climate on the edges of the Niger River basin.

The country’s terrain is predominantly desert plains and sand dunes, with flat to rolling savanna in the south and hills in the north.

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