tirsdag 17. november 2015

Where on Google Earth #514

Felix had a more difficult one this time, surprisingly difficult until I focussed on the dark spot and quickly found the the World's largest asphalt lake.

I will be away this weekend, so here is WoGE #514:

As always, the first person to post the position and whatever is interesting about the geology/hydrology/geowhatever in this location, wins the privilege of hosting the next WoGE.

Previous WoGEs are collected by Felix on his blog and a KML file.

3 kommentarer:

  1. -24.732002°, 15.309937° "Sossusvlei, Namibia is a salt and clay pan surrounded by high red dunes, located in the southern part of the Namib Desert [...]. It is an endorheic drainage basin for the ephemeral Tsauchab River. [...] These dunes are among the highest in the world; many of them are above 200 metres, the highest being the one nicknamed Big Daddy, about 380 metres high." [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sossusvlei]

    "On the eastern edge of the Namib Sand Sea near Sossusvlei, the wind direction is more variable from day to day. Consequently, this is the region where stellate and pyramid dunes are developed" [http://www.landscapesnamibia.org/sossusvlei-namib/geology]

    I couldn't resist to nail down this one, as I find the wider area of Namibia and South Africa quit interesting. After this one am again going to retire for some time.

  2. Well nailed, Felix. Back to you!

  3. WOGE 515 is at :