Richat Structure in Mauritania
March 16, 2003
The so-called Richat Structure is a geological formation in the Maur Adrar Desert in the African country of Mauritania. Although it resembles an impact crater, the Richat Structure formed when a volcanic dome hardened and gradually eroded, exposing the onion-like layers of rock. Landsat ETM image.
Topics: Geology, Earth, Geography, Adrar, Richat Structure, Geography of Mauritania, Structural geology, Landsat program, Mauritania, Impact crater, Maur Adrar Desert