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Irrigated Fields, Desert and Volcanic Features of Northern Saudi Arabia

28.7N 38.7E

May 12th, 2011 Category: Deserts

Saudi Arabia – May 3rd, 2011

A zone of irrigated fields can be seen in northern Saudi Arabia’s Al-Jawf province, on the edge of the Arabian Desert.

In the lower half of the image, areas of mountains and volcanoes can be seen, particularly in the Madinah Province. Lava flows appear as dark brown stains on the landscape.

Sand Dunes of the Rub’ al Khali, Saudi Arabia and Yemen – March 17th, 2011

16.7N 45.2E

March 17th, 2011 Category: Deserts, Image of the day, Mountains

Saudi Arabia and Yemen - February 17th, 2011

The full version of this orthorectified image stretches from Najran Province in Saudi Arabia (above) to the Al Jawf governorate of Yemen (below).

The high rows of sand dunes of the Rub’ al Khali Desert appear as long parallel lines. To the south, the escarpment of Yemen’s western highlands can be seen.