Niger River in Mali

Niger River in Mali
  • Credit:

    Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

Just south of the Sahara Desert in Africa, the Niger River creates a lush area of wetlands and lakes in an otherwise arid environment. In this true-color MODIS image from October 18, 2001, the Niger enters at left as a thin strip of green and flows northwest through Mali. The river then turns south and heads into the country of Niger.

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  • Data Date:

    October 18, 2001
  • Visualization Date:

    October 18, 2001
  • Sensor(s):

    Terra - MODIS
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration