Southeast Namibia and the Kalahari Desert •

Southeast Namibia and the Kalahari Desert


Southeast Namibia and the Kalahari Desert Today’s Video of the Day comes from the European Space Agency’s Earth from Space series and features a look at southeast Namibia and the Kalahari Desert.

The Kalahari Desert spans most of Botswana, parts of South Africa, and southern Namibia, famous for its vibrant red and orange tones. Climate. There are huge subterranean water reserves beneath parts of the Kalahari; the Dragon’s Breath Cave, for example, is the largest documented non-subglacial underground lake on the planet. Such reserves may be in part the residues of ancient lakes; the Kalahari Desert was once a much wetter place.  

The Kalahari Desert. Stretching around 360,000 square miles across BotswanaNamibia and South Africa, the Kalahari Desert is not a desert in the strictest sense of the word.  The Kalahari Desert is a famous desert located in Southern Africa. The desert occupies most of the land of several countries, including Botswana, Namibia and South Africa. The desert also reaches to parts of Angola, Zambia and Zimbabwe and is surrounded by the Kalahari Basin.

The two deserts found in Southern Africa are theNamib and the Kalahari. The Namib desert is located along the Western coast of Namibia and is one of Why are deserts found in Africa? Some deserts are found on the western edges of continents.

These images were captured by the Copernicus Sentinel-2 satellite mission.

By Rory Arnold, Staff Writer

Video Credit: European Space Agency (ESA)

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