From the grasslands to the desert in Morocco • Earth.com

Last update: June 16th, 2019 at 7:00 pm

Today’s Image of the Day from NASA Earth Observatory shows distinctively different climates From the grasslands to the desert in Morocco. 

Westerly winds carry moisture from the Atlantic Ocean to the coastal wetlands. Although  the Atlas Mountains act as a barrier that keeps rainfall from reaching the Sahara Desert.

There are many important wintering sites for migratory birds along the wetter regions of the Moroccan coastline, while the dry desert provides scientists with a perfect location to hunt for meteorites.

Also Morocco was divided into French and Spanish protectorates. Therefore with an international zone in Tangier. It regained its independence in 1956, and has since remained comparatively stable and prosperous by regional standards.

By Chrissy Sexton, Earth.com Staff Writer

Image Credit: NASA Earth Observatory

 

 

 

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