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Meandering wadis combine to form dense, branching networks across the stark,
arid landscape of southeastern Jordan. The Arabic word “wadi” means a
gulley or streambed that typically remains dry except after drenching, seasonal
This scene was acquired by the ASTER instrument on NASA's Terra satellite on
May 17, 2001.
Image provided by the
USGS EROS Data Center Satellite Systems
Branch as part of the Earth as Art II image series