The mountains around Salalah, in the Sultanate of Oman, the importance of its vegetation
and its relationship to rainfall of the area.

How vegetation has a direct connection with rainfall patterns, as part of research on cooling the planet with native perennial vegetation at http://www.ecoseeds.com/cool.html

By Craig Dremann, The Reveg Edge, Box 609, Redwood City, CA 94064 USA

Google Earth Images on this web page used under the Google Earth agreement, scan from the Bent's 1900 map, Salalah vegetation and water photo from Oman Attractions with written permission.and NASA Infrared satellite image.

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NASA image of the Salalah area in the Sultanate of Oman, the brown areas are where the vegetation and precipitation occurs in the summer during the monsoon season.

Bent map of Salalah

One of the first detailed maps of the region, from James Theodore and Mabel Bent"s travels in their book, Southern Arabia (1900) (Available online at http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/21569)

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Salalah from 800 miles up, from Google Earth

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Salalah from 200 miles up, from Google Earth.

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Salalah from 100 miles up, from Google Earth

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Salalah from 50 miles up, from Google Earth

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Salalah 15 miles up, from Google Earth, the lighter colored background is the Empty Quarter, one of the most barren places on earth.

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Salalah about 3 miles or 17,000 feet up, from Google Earth, showing the sharp edge between barren and vegetation.

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Salalah from 800 feet up, from Google Earth.

 

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Salalah vegetation and water. Photo copyright © by Oman Attractions., used with written permission.

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NASA infrared satellite photo of the area, showing the vegetation in red. Notice that even though the area outside of the mountains around Salalah looks barren, the satellite is still picking up some vegetation evenly spaced in about half of the photo, as a pink blush.




Updated December 8, 2010