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Natural landscapes

Namib Orange

Date : 02/06/2020
Number of team members : 1
Team member age : 14 years old
What source did you use for the image : ESA EO image of the week
Link to image : View website

This image of the Namib Desert in Western Namibia shows the dark orange of brown colours of the desert, a desert which at 55 Million years old is the oldest desert in the world. Although the desert only has an average yearly rainfall of less than 1cm, fog is actually very common. Despite this the entire desert is completely baron with very little vegetation apart from a small number of specialised animals and plants who rely on the fog to bring the humidity they need to survive. The summer temperature in the area can exceed 45 degrees 

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