Jul 11

Horn of Africa drought seen from space

Source: ESA

SMOS satellite data, shows soil moisture in the Horn of Africa from April to mid-July 2011.
Image credits: CESBIO/ESA

Drought in Somalia, Kenya, Ethiopia and Djibouti is pushing tens of thousands of people from their homes as millions face food insecurity in a crisis visible from space. ESA’s SMOS satellite shows that the region’s soil is too dry to grow crops.(read more)

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