NASA Photo ID: STS052-152-047      File Name: 10065356.jpg
  Film Type: 4x5                     Date Taken: 11/01/92
  Title: Summer Monsoon, Kalahari Desert, Africa
  Description:
  The Kalahari Desert in southern Africa (28.0S, 26.0E) had not experienced 
  significant rainfall for several months until the onset of the summer
  monsoon as illustrated by the several large thunderheads peaking above the
  storm      clouds.  The summer monsoon, with its associated thunderstorms,
  generally  lasts from November through March and contributes almost all of
  the annual  rainfall to this environmentally sensitive region.                  
  
  Subject terms:
  AFRICA                                  
  CLOUDS                                  
  DESERTS                                 
  EARTH LIMB                              
  EARTH OBSERVATIONS (FROM SPACE)         
  MONSOONS                                
  STS-52                                  
  THUNDERSTORMS                           
  

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