torsdag 26. november 2015

Where on Google Earth # 516

Felix took us to a location that could be very hard to find unless it was Lake Natron. Which, fortunately for me, it was. :)

After a few days of thinking and searching, here is WoGE #516:

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.

This one should be easy, so I invoke the "Schott rule". This means previous winners have to wait one hour for each win they previously had, before they are allowed to solve. 

Posting time is 12:10 CET, 11:10 UTM on November 26th.
Previous WoGEs are collected by Felix on his blog and a KML file.

3 kommentarer:

  1. Saryesik peninsula in Lake Balkhash, Kazakhstan - 46°10′N 74°20′E

    The 12th (or 13th) largest continental lake in the world has a peculiar characteristic - is divided by a strait into two distinct parts - the western part is fresh water, while the eastern half is saline.
    The Balkhash lies in the deepest part of the vast Balkhash-Alakol depression, which was formed by a sloping trough between mountains of the Alpine orogeny and the older Kazakhstan Block during the Neogene and Quaternary. Rapid erosion of the Tian Shan has meant the depression subsequently filled with sand river sediments in what is geologically a very short time span. The basin is a part of Dzungarian Alatau, which also contains lakes Sasykkol, Alakol and Aibi. (source)

    "This one should be easy" - well ... it wasn't easy, I assure you! A lot of green, with no topographic tips ... I've lost a lot of time in Amazonia and then I stop for a minute and thought .... naaahhhh ... too obvious! Let's go somewhere dryer ... like ... Asia! So, let's go to the Caspian sea (where I start many of my asian searches!) and go east (opposite of the pet shop boys!)

  2. You got it Luis, I thought it would be easy since there aren't that many intralacustrine deltas around. This one is built by the current feeding water from the west (where the main inflow is) to the eastern part (which has little inflow, only evaporation). It makes a very strange delta which defies "normal" delta type classifications.

    Over to you!