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Sediments in Lakes Turkana and Abaya; Fire in Uganda

6.3N 37.8E

November 28th, 2012 Category: Fires, Lakes

Kenya – November 25th, 2012

Visible near the center of this image is Lake Turkana, in the Kenyan Rift Valley, with its far northern end crossing into Ethiopia. Visible west of the lake, near the left edge of the image, is a plume of smoke from a fire just across the Ugandan border, blowing due westward.

Visible northeast of Lake Turkana is Lake Abaya, in Ethiopia, in the Main Ethiopian Rift, east of the Guge Mountains. The lake is brown in color due to a high load of suspended sediments. Upon opening the full image, Lake Tana, also in Ethiopia, can be seen near the top edge.

Cluster of Lakes Northwest of Bale Mountains, Ethiopia – March 12th, 2011

7.5N 38.7E

March 12th, 2011 Category: Image of the day, Lakes, Mountains

Ethiopia - February 10th, 2011

Many lakes are visible in this image of Ethiopia. Lake Abaya appears tan in color, in the lower left corner. Moving northeast, a cluster of lakes can be observed nearby (from south to north): Lake Awasa, Shala Lake, Abijata Lake (left), Langano Lake (right) and Ziway Lake. The lakes appear various shades of green due to differences in the concentrations of sediments and algae.

The dark green area of land in the lower right quadrant is the Bale Mountains (also known as the Urgoma Mountains), a range of mountains in the Oromia Region of southeast Ethiopia, south of the Awash River. The Bale National Park covers 2,200 square kilometers of these mountains. The park also contains the Harenna Forest, situated to the south of the mountains.

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