NASA Photo ID: STS054-152-001      File Name: 10065485.jpg
  Film Type: 4x5                     Date Taken: 01/19/93
  Title: Arid Coastal Plain, Southern Somalia, Africa
  Description:
  This southeastward view across the arid coastal plain of southern Somalia, 
  (9.5N, 51.0E) covers the coastline from the Dhul Hafun peninsula in the
  east  to Ras (Cape) Ilig in the west.  There are no good harbors, no
  permanent  streams or rivers and few people in this 200 mile wide expanse
  of dry  coastal plain.  The cloud line offshore marks the limit of offshore
  breeze  and provides a partial explanition for the lack of rain in this
  region.                  
  Subject terms:
  AFRICA                                  
  DESERTS                                 
  EARTH LIMB                              
  EARTH OBSERVATIONS (FROM SPACE)         
  INDIAN OCEAN                            
  OCEANS                                  
  SOMALIA                                 
  STS-54                                  
  

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