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Soil Map and Satellite Image of Israel

This is a soil map of Israel and The soil map is based on the classification of Israeli soils by Dan et al., 1977. See the legend to find descriptions of the letter-coded soil types. The satellite image is a georeferenced image from NOAA AVHRR sensors taken during winter. False colors were used to enhance vegetation (dark) with respect to the desert (yellow) areas, which makes it apparent that about half of the country is under arid conditions.

Soil Map of Israel

The soil map was prepared by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of Israel, Soil Conservation and Drainage Department.

The satellite image was provided by Dr. Arnon Karnieli, The Remote Sensing Laboratory, Ben-Gurion University, Sde-Boker Campus, Israel.


Last revised: 13 August 2003
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