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  • The original finding aid described this as: Description: This view of the Ennedi Plateau (18.0N, 24.0E) shows the effects of severe wind erosion on this desert landscape in the far eastern portion of the Sahara Desert. The dark areas are lava flows, the calderas have long ago been eroded by the desert winds. The red toned surrounding surfaces are thick tropical soils, remnants of much earlier times when this region was a much greener savanna l... more
    The original finding aid described this as: Description: This view of the Ennedi Plateau (18.0N, 24.0E) shows the effects of severe wind erosion on this desert landscape in the far eastern portion of the Sahara Desert. The dark areas are lava flows, the calderas have long ago been eroded by the desert winds. The red toned surrounding surfaces are thick tropical soils, remnants of much earlier times when this region was a much greener savanna landscape that has also been severely eroded. The crew of STS-46 selected frame 054 for release. STS-46 mission. Subject Terms: STS-46, ATLANTIS (ORBITER), EARTH OBSERVATIONS (FROM SPACE), AFRICA, CHAD, DESERTS, LAVA FLOWS, PLATEAUS, SAHARA DESERT (AFRICA), SOIL EROSION, SUDAN, WIND EROSION Date Taken: 8/2/1992 Categories: Earth Observations Interior_Exterior: Exterior Ground_Orbit: On-orbit Original: Film - 70MM CT Preservation File Format: TIFF geon: CHAD feat: ENNEDI PLATEAU lat: 17.5 lon: 21.5 tilt: 31 cldp: 5 nlat: 19.1 nlon: 23.2 dir: SW azi: 94 alt: 233 elev: 77. less
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