mandag 5. mai 2014

WoGE #441

It's my turn again, after finding Kubilay's Aurora Crater.
That one took me longer than it should, the geology and vegetation pattern led me almost directly to the right spot once I started looking: Scattered deciduous forest, light dusting of snow on north slopes, seemingly semi-arid climate, and volcanism: Nevada, near the border with California. Mono Lake is not far from here, and that area has almost exactly the same features.

So here's a new one - and it's a single dune. :)

Yes, it's a small area. And there is a good reason for that. Have fun!

For any new players to Where on (Google) Earth, simply post a comment with latitude and longitude and write something about the (geologic/geographic/hydrographic) feature in the picture. If you win, you get to host the next one. Previous WoGEs are collected by Felix on his blog and a KML file.

6 kommentarer:

  1. Hej Ole,
    Somehow this place is too familiar, Because I was studied in Denmark part of my Ph.D..
    So the Scaw Spit at North of Denmark, 584021.00 d E, 6390370.00 m N.
    From wiki.
    Skagen Odde, also Skagens Odde, sometimes known in English as the Scaw Spit, is a sandy peninsula which stretches some 30 km (19 mi) northeast and comprise the northmost area of Vendsyssel in Jutland, Denmark.

    Skagen Odde is reported to be one of the largest spit systems in Europe, created by a continuous process of marine sand and gravel deposition, moved in a north-east direction by longshore currents. The width of the spit varies from 3 to 7 km (2 to 4 mi).

    Contrary to common belief, the northmost point of Jutland and Denmark proper, is located on the beach of Nordstrand and not on the sandbar of Grenen.
    for more, please visit

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  2. The Dune middle of the picture is Råbjerg Mile.
    From wiki:
    Råbjerg Mile is a migrating coastal dune between Skagen and Frederikshavn, Denmark. It is the largest moving dune in Northern Europe with an area of around 1 km² (0.4 mi²) and a height of 40 m (130 ft). The dune contains a total of 4 million m³ of sand.
    The wind moves it in a north-easterly direction up to 18 m a year. The dune leaves a low, moist layer of sand behind it, trailing back westwards towards Skagerrak, where the Mile originally formed more than 300 years ago. Over 250,000 people visit the dune every year.

    also interesting publication is here:

  3. Skagen Odde and Råbjerg Mile is correct. Over to you again!

    I has a faint hope that everyone would be looking for the dune in a more "logical" place than northern Denmark. And besides, the only Norwegian dune is too small to see on GE. :D

  4. #442 is online @,