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Dust Over Gulf of Sidra and Mediterranean Sea, Libya

32.1N 20.0E

March 13th, 2013 Category: Dust Storms

Libya – March 7th, 2013

Dust blows off the coast of Libya and over the Mediterranean Sea. The cloud is thinner over the Gulf of Sidra (left edge to center) and thicker northwest of Benghazi, the second largest city in the country. The airborne particles obscure Libya’s vegetated northern coastal region. Visible by the bottom edge, in the lower left quadrant, as a brown area amidst the sands of the Libyan Desert, is the Haruj Volcanic Field.

Haruj Volcanic Field Spread Out Across Central Libya

27.1N 17.4E

June 14th, 2012 Category: Deserts, Volcanoes

Libya - January 4th, 2012

The large, brown area visible here, surrounded by Sahara Desert sands, is the Haruj, a large volcanic field in central Libya. The immense field spreads out across 45,000 km2 (17,000 sq mi) of the country. It contains about 150 volcanoes, including numerous basaltic scoria cones and about 30 small shield volcanoes, along with craters and lava flows.

Dust Over Gulf of Sidra, Haruj Volcanic Field and Jebel Akhdar Mountains, Libya

27.1N 17.4E

May 3rd, 2012 Category: Dust Storms, Mountains, Volcanoes

Libya - April 28th, 2012

A light plume of dust archs over the Gulf of Sidra, off the coast of Libya. Visible parallel to the shoreline in the upper right quadrant is the Jebel Akhdar, a mountain range that appears dark brown and green in contrast with the tan desert terrain. Also contrasting with the surrounding desert is the Haruj volcanic field, appearing as a dark brown, roughly circular area in the lower left quadrant. In the full image, various lava flows can be discerned.

Dust Plume Over Gulf of Sidra, Libya

31.7N 20.0E

April 29th, 2012 Category: Dust Storms, Volcanoes

Libya - April 28th, 2012

A plume of dust blows off the coast of Libya, over the Gulf of Sidra. The dust is blowing off the western side of the promontory of Boreum, also known as Ras Teyonas, over the eastern part of the gulf. While most of the image is covered by the sands of the Libyan Desert, visible at the bottom edge is the darker brown Haruj Volcanic Field.

Haruj Volcanic Field and Desert Agriculture in Libya – February 3rd, 2012

27.4N 20.0E

February 3rd, 2012 Category: Deserts, Image of the day, Volcanoes

Libya - December 30th, 2011

Close-up of agriculture

The large, dark brown area in the Libyan Desert on the left side of the main image is the Haruj, a large volcanic field. It spreads across 45,000 km2 (17,000 sq mi) in central Libya, and contains about 150 volcanoes, including numerous basaltic scoria cones and about 30 small shield volcanoes, along with craters and lava flows.

Near the right edge of the main image, and visible at a greater magnification in the close-up, is desert agriculture. These fields appear circular due to center-pivot irrigation (sometimes called central pivot irrigation or circle irrigation), a method of crop irrigation in which equipment rotates around a pivot, creating a circular pattern in crops when viewed from above.

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