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Golden Sands of the Grand Erg Oriental, Algeria and Tunisia

31.5N 7.4E

October 17th, 2011 Category: Deserts, Salt Flats

Tunisia and Algeria - October 13th, 2011

Greenish sediments can be seen in the Gulf of Gabes off the coast of Tunisia between the Kerkennah Islands, an archipelago with an area of 160 km2, and Djerba (south of the former), the largest island of North Africa at 514 km².

The large tan area inland, west of Djerba, is the Chott el Djerid, a large endorheic salt lake in southern Tunisia. It is the largest salt pan of the Sahara Desert. Moving southward, one comes to the golden yellow expanse of the Grand Erg Oriental, a sand dune sea stretching across Algeria to Tunisia.

Coastline of North Africa from Djerba, Tunisia, to Tripoli, Libya

32.8N 13.1E

October 10th, 2011 Category: Deserts

Libya - October 3rd, 2011

This orthorectified image shows part of the coastline of Libya, from the border with Tunisia near Djerba (upper left corner) to beyond Tripoli. At 1,770 kilometres (1,100 mi), Libya’s coastline is the longest of any African country bordering the Mediterranean.

The climate is mostly dry and desertlike in nature, with most of the country covered by the Libyan Desert. However, the northern regions enjoy a milder Mediterranean climate.

Djerba and Kerkennah Islands by Tunisia

33.8N 10.8E

July 10th, 2011 Category: Deserts, Salt Flats

Tunisia - July 4th, 2011

Visible off the coast of Tunisia in this image are the Kerkennah Islands (top right corner), an archipelago with an area of 160 km2, and Djerba (south of the former), the largest island of North Africa at 514 km², located in the Gulf of Gabes, off the coast of Tunisia.

Moving inland, west of Djerba, is the Chott el Djerid, a large endorheic salt lake in southern Tunisia. It is the largest salt pan of the Sahara Desert. South of this salt pan is the Grand Erg Oriental, a large sand dune sea.

Thick Dust Cloud Obscures Tunisian Coastline

33.8N 10.8E

May 7th, 2011 Category: Deserts, Dust Storms

Tunisia - May 2nd, 2011

Dust from the Sahara Desert blows across eastern Algeria and Tunisia, and then past the coastline and over the Mediterranean Sea.

The dense cloud of dust obscures most of Tunisia’s coastline, although Djerba is partially visible by the Gulf of Boughrara.

 

Dust Blowing Off Coast of Tunisia and Libya

33.0N 10.0E

December 2nd, 2010 Category: Dust Storms

Tunisia - November 28th, 2010

Dust blows off the southeast coast of Tunisia (above left and center) and northwest coast of Libya (right), over the Mediterranean Sea.

The dust blows northeastward, creating a translucent veil over the Kerkennah Islands (above, near the eastern coast of Tunisia) and the island of Djerba (below, near the border with Libya). In the lower left quadrant, a large sand dune sea (erg) extending from Algeria into Tunisia can be observed.

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