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Modern Oasis of Jubbah: A Long-Ago Lake Amid the Dunes – SciTechDaily

The modern oasis of Jubbah sits within the wind shadow of historic mountains and the basin of an ancient lakebed. Long-sustained westerly winds shaped the dunes…

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November 26, 2020
The modern oasis of Jubbah sits within the wind shadow of historic mountains and the basin of an ancient lakebed.
Long-sustained westerly winds shaped the dunes surrounding the Saudi Arabian oasis of Jubbah in this photograph shot by an astronaut from the International Space Station (ISS). Jubbah sits in the protective wind shadow of Jabel Umm Sinman, which roughly translates from Arabic as “two camel-hump mountain.” The hard, black rock of the mountain disrupts wind flow and blocks…

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