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Tanezrouft Basin in the Sahara Desert


Tanezrouft Basin in the Sahara Desert Today’s Video of the Day from the European Space Agency features the Tanezrouft Basin, which is one of the most barren parts of the Sahara Desert. 

Tanezrouft is located in southern Algeria and northern Mali. The region is often referred to as the “Land of Terror” due to its extreme lack of water and vegetation, as well as its scorching hot temperatures.

Tanezrouft, region of the Sahara lying in southern Algeria and northern Mali. This are covers majority and  part of a plateau eastward toward the Ahaggar (Hoggar) uplands, it curves down to lower ground in the west, and farther away in the  southward swamp areas. The region lacks to have much water, landmarks, and vegetation. Therefore it has a very dry climate and weather with very  little to no humidity but extremely hot weather patterns leaving it more dry than others. In this part of the Sahara, known as the Tanezrouft Basin, this land and area is especially parched, with annual rainfall measured in millimeters , very low amounts if any.  This is a hyperarid place of soaring temperatures and scarce access to water or vegetation.

Video Credit: European Space Agency 

By Chrissy Sexton, Earth.com Staff Writer

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