Okavango Delta and Makgadikgadi Pans, Botswana

Okavango Delta and Makgadikgadi Pans, Botswana
  • Credit:

    Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team

Just left of center at the top of this MODIS true-color image of Botswana and portions of neighboring countries is the Okavango Delta, which stands out in dark green against a more arid landscape. To the southeast of the delta are the highly reflective Makgadikgadi Pans. The Pans are large salt pans that are transformed into grasslands by the monsoon rains.

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  • Data Date:

    June 2, 2001
  • Visualization Date:

    June 2, 2001
  • Sensor(s):

    Terra - MODIS
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