Earthshots: Satellite images of environmental change – Nile River Delta, Egypt

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Abstract

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.

 

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Publication type Dataset
Publication Subtype Website
Title Earthshots: Satellite images of environmental change – Nile River Delta, Egypt
Year Published 2013
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Contributing office(s) Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center
Description HTML Document
Country Egypt
Other Geospatial Nile River Delta
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N