tirsdag 26. januar 2016

Where on Google Earth # 526

WoGE #525 was an interesting challenge which I could not solve before I saw the size of the nearby water body. 

This one is tangentially related, you might say, as this is also time-related. But in a very different way.

Yet again, 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.

5 kommentarer:

  1. Svar
    1. An astute, correct, and relevant observation.

  2. Mont Saint-Michel, France!

    Wait ... maybe not ... ;)

    Jindo Sea Way, South Korea (34º25'12N 126º21'26E)

    This "miraculous" land pathway between Jindo and Modo island in South Korea is likely the result of extreme low tides caused by a phenomena known as tidal harmonics. This "parting of the waters" is actually a lowering of the entire sea to reveal a ridge of land — a 130-to-200-foot-wide (40-to-60-meter-wide) path that emerges two to three times a year between March and June.
    Earth's rotation cycle or the movements of the Earth and the moon that result in varying distances between the two, are called tidal harmonics because they operate regularly. The contributors all generate different gravitational forces, causing several distinctive but repeating patterns in the tide over time. As long as the shapes and positions of the islands and of the Myeongnyang Strait to the east of Jindo — which controls the tidal range — stays the same, the sediment will preferentially deposited at that one spot due to relatively calmer water occurring along that line between the islands.

    The Mont Saint-Michel reference was my first thought when I discovered this spot's focus. Very nice spot, Ole ... indeed! :)

    By the way ... I now know most of the Japan islands' southeast coastal lines! Even more than #525's "northern India" LOL (or not)

  3. Over to you, Luis!
    I was wondering how to phrase a hint for this, but that wasn't necessary. Then again my wife recognised it the moment she saw it, her mother took her there to see the "Moses bridge" when she was a child. :)