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Great Salt Desert#

Great Salt Desert
Image courtesy of USGS., under PD
In this enhanced false-color satellite photo, shallow lakes, mudflats, and salt marshes share the sinuous valleys on Irans largely uninhabited Dasht-e Kavir, or Great Salt Desert.

Due to the high heat and arid climate, marshes, lakes, and wadis experience an extreme rate of groundwater evaporation leaving large crusts of salt.