23 Apr '11, 10pm

Jizzax Province, Uzbekistan: Acquired September 20 and November 23, 2002, these natural-color images show agr...

Uzbekistan is a dry, landlocked country, covered mostly by the sands of the Kyzyl Kum (Qizilqum) Desert. A little over 10 percent of the land is intensely cultivated, however, especially in river valleys. One such area occurs in Jizzax (Jizzakh) Province, where farmed land extends from the edge of a large lake, Aydarkol’, eastward past the Syr Darya River. Landsat 7 captured these natural-color satellite images of farmed lands in Jizzax Province in 2002. The top image shows the area on September 20, and the bottom shows the same area on November 23. Just two months bring significant changes. At the end of summer, varying shades of green predominate. As autumn progresses, however, the fields turn brown. The only areas of lingering green occur in the shallow waters of Aydarkol’ and isolated patches along the river. Cotton dominates Jizzax Province’s agricultural crops, and U...

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earthobservatory.nasa.gov 23 Apr '11, 10pm

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earthobservatory.nasa.gov 24 Apr '11, 2am

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earthobservatory.nasa.gov 24 Apr '11, 10pm

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