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Agricultural fields, Khartoum, Sudan, Africa
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Abstract: This herringbone pattern of irrigated agricultural fields near Khartoum, Sudan (14.5N, 33.5E) is very distinctive in both size and shape. The region contains thousands of these rectangular fields bounded by canals which carry water from both the White and Blue Nile Rivers. A crop rotation system is used so that some fields are in cotton, millit, sorghum or fallow to conserve moisture and control weeds and insects. See also STS049-96-003.
Publication Date: May 16, 1992
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(Acquired Aug 02, 2006)
Document Type: Photograph
Publication Information: JSC Digital Image Collection - NASA JSC
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