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The High Atlas Mountains, Separating Morocco & Algeria

The High Atlas Mountains, Separating Morocco & Algeria

This image, captured by the NOAA/NASA Suomi NPP satellite, shows the unique landscape of the border region separating Morocco and Algeria. The north African mountain range shapes local weather separating the Saharan and Mediterranean zones. This color-enhanced image was created with VIIRS high resolution bands 2, 3, and 4. The yellow colors in this image relate to the hotter surface temperatures of the sandy desert areas, whereas the colder higher elevation mountain and rock areas are blue/green.

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Courtesy of NOAA Environmental Visualization Laboratory