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Surud Mountains Parallel to Gulf of Aden Coast, Somalia

11.0N 47.9E

February 20th, 2010 Category: Mountains

Somalia - February 16th, 2010

Somalia - February 16th, 2010

The dark line along the northern coast of Somalia, parallel to the Gulf of Aden, marks the crests of the Surud Mountain Range in the country’s Maakhir region. The highest peak in Somalia, Mount Shimbiris, at 2450 meters above sea level, is found in this range.

Somalia has the longest coastline on the African continent. Its terrain consists mainly of plateaus, plains, and highlands. Major climatic factors are a year-round hot climate, seasonal monsoon winds, and irregular rainfall. Mean daily maximum temperatures range from 30 °C (86 °F) to 40 °C (104 °F), except at higher elevations and along the east coast. Mean daily minimums usually vary from about 15 °C (59 °F) to 30 °C (86 °F).

Cloud Streets Over Somalia and Sediments Near Djibouti

11.3N 43.4E

January 27th, 2010 Category: Clouds

Somalia - January 6th, 2010

Somalia - January 6th, 2010

Upon opening the full version of this image of Somalia, it can be observed that the clouds partially veiling parts of the country are organized in parallel lines, a phenomenon known as cloud streets. Clouds also hug the peaks of the Surud Mountain Range near the northern coast, in the Maakhir region. Mount Shimbiris, the highest peak in Somalia, sits at an altitude of 2450 meters above sea level in this range.

Also visible near the coast in the full image is an outflow of sediments near the Djibouti border (upper left quadrant). These sediments are located near Zeila, a port city on the Gulf of Aden coast, situated in the Awdal region of Somalia. Zeila is surrounded on three sides by the sea. Landward, the country is unbroken desert for some fifty miles. It is known for its offshore islands, coral reef and mangroves.

Surud Mountain Range, Somalia

February 22nd, 2009 Category: Snapshots

Northern coast of Somalia - February 15th, 2009

Northern coast of Somalia - February 15th, 2009

The Surud Mountain range in northern Somalia, close to the Gulf of Aden, is visible as a dark green ribbon paralleling the shoreline.

Mount Shimbiris, the highest peak in all of Somalia, with an altitude of 2450 meters above sea level, is located in this mountain range.

The northern side of the range, facing the gulf, appears brownish-green and wetter, while the southern side appears yellow and drier.