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Earth Observatory: From the Dust Bowl to the Sahel
This site provides a brief description of the Dustbowl in the American Great Plains during the 1930s and relates its effects to what is occurring presently in the Sahel of North Africa. In this dry savannah environment, human activity coupled with prolonged drought are causing desertification. The site features text, satellite imagery, and links to other related materials.
Intended for grade levels:
  • High (9-12)
Type of resource:
  • Visual:
    • Imagery - remotely sensed
  • Text:
    • Ref. material
  • Agricultural science
  • Atmospheric science
  • Environmental science
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright and other restrictions information is unknown.
DLESE Catalog ID: NASA-Edmall-2785
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Contributor: Laurie Smith
NASA Earth Observatory