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Siah Kooh Peak and Salt Flats, Iran

32.3N 54.0E

January 3rd, 2010 Category: Snapshots

Iran - December 14th, 2009

Iran - December 14th, 2009

This orthorectified image shows a mountain peak called the Siah Kooh, at about 2000m in height, northwest of the center. The peak rises above the salt flats of the Siah Kooh Kavir, which appear light grey in color. Parts of both of these are in the Siah Kooh Protected Area, which encompasses most of the land on the right half of the image.

Dry lakes or salt flats, called “kavir” in Iran, are typically dry, hard and rough during the dry season, but wet and very soft in the rainy season. Dry lakes may be small, round depressions in the surface of the landscape. They are typically formed in semi-arid to arid regions of the world.

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