Monday, June 18, 2018

World's Largest Desert Is No Longer The Driest Place On Earth

Satellite image of Rub’ al-Khali May 29, 2018 by Lauren Dauphin
(NASA Earth Observatory)

NASA’s Operational Land Imager took this photo three days after tropical cyclone Mekunu dropped 11 inches of precipitation in just 24 hours on Salalah, Oman. This was more than double its yearly average and caused lakes to form between the sand dunes in Rub’ al-Khali, the world's largest desert.

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