onsdag 19. november 2014

Where on Google Earth #463

It is my turn again after finding Felix' WoGE #462, a segment of the Kunlun Fault showing displacement of crossing alluvial fans.

Deserts are always popular in WoGE, so this time I will go for something more humid:

As always, 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. It makes me think on Jari-Matti Latvala and "his" 1000 Lakes Rally ... :)

  2. I had a peek at the Finnish lakes, and no, the shapes are quite different there. ;)

  3. Hint #1: It is hard to find a more continental WoGE than this, yet it can be said to be a borderline case.

  4. Turtle Mountain Provincial Park in Manitoba, Canada. 49.05N, 100.21W
    Turtle mountain is actually a plateau 90 to 120m higher in elevation than the surrounding prairies. Dense deciduous forests cover the plateau because the rainfall is higher, but it is considered part of the "third prairie level" of central North America, although separated by about 80km from the rest of that level. Of geologic significance, this area has the only outcrops of Cenozoic rocks in Manitoba, also the only oil bearing formations in Manitoba and the only commercial coal deposits. The most noticeable features in the picture are the many lakes. These formed in shallow depressions left behind as glaciers retreated from the area, and are maintained today in large part by the activity of beavers.

    Ole gave us a hint that made me go directly to the US-Canada border, which is located just south of the image.

  5. You found it, Matthew. :)

    I was thinking of makiung the first hint about a rather tenuous connection to a fictional composer, but decided that "Music for an Awful Lot of Winds and Percussion" by P.D.Q. Bach, performed by the otherwise unknown "Turtle Mountain Naval Base Tactical Wind Ensemble" might be a little bit too obscure. :D

  6. You are right Ole, I would not have understood the musical hint :-)
    The next challenge is now posted at: