Earthshots: Satellite images of environmental change – Nile River Delta, Egypt
Earthshots introduces remote sensing by showing examples of how environmental changes look from space.
These images show the dramatic urban growth within the Nile River Delta and the expansion of agriculture into adjoining desert areas. The Nile is the world's longest river at 4,160 miles. It flows south to north, bringing fresh, nutrient-rich water to Egypt.
In these images, red indicates vegetation. The contrast is clear between the lush vegetation of irrigated fields and the white or tan barren desert.
Additional publication details
|Title||Earthshots: Satellite images of environmental change – Nile River Delta, Egypt|
|Publisher||U.S. Geological Survey|
|Contributing office(s)||Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center|
|Other Geospatial||Nile River Delta|
|Online Only (Y/N)||N|
|Additional Online Files (Y/N)||N|