WISCONSIN, on November 16. In canadian-American shore of lake superior, the largest area of freshwater lake in the world, over the last 20 years have seen major changes. Professor of Ankur Desai from the University of Wisconsin and his colleagues came to an unexpected conclusion: the increase in the temperature of atmospheric air in the summer has led to the fact that the speed of the winds blowing over the lake, has increased, reports Infox .
According to scientists, for the same reason, the increased speed and currents. Naturally, such changes could not but affect the inhabitants of the water.
While in sight of limnologen (Ostrovidov) managed to get only the phytoplankton. The scientists conducted their research since 1985. Based on data collected using three hydrological buoys and satellite imagery, Professor Desai and his colleagues have figured out what is going on with the Top.
According to scientists, the temperature in the surface layers of the lake during the summer period increased at a rate of 1.2°C in one decade. And the water heats up 15% faster than the air over the lake. “The fact that the temperature regime of a lake depends largely on the amount Continue reading
National Park Khao SOK is located in the province of Surat Thani. It covers an area of more than seven hundred square kilometers and is the largest in southern Thailand Park of virgin rain jungle. The richness and diversity of flora and fauna, it even surpasses the Amazon rainforest. The age of the unique ecosystem of Khao Juice more than 160 million years. Staying here will suit the whole family, as well as pregnant women, young children and the elderly. Silence, beauty, Garonne. The place is very energy: charges enegia, gives peace, clears the mind.
About the nature of Khao Juice
In Cao Juice vast tracts of tropical jungle are cut with fancy limestone cliffs, the depth of which hid a long maze of caves, in which there are more than 30 species of bats; the slopes of the mountains flows down the many rivers and waterfalls (many of the waterfalls can only be seen from may to November, during the season of monsoon rains); between the mountains is a picturesque plain, where the small population Kao Juice.
One of the main attractions of Khao Lak – lake Cheo LAN . In contrast to the surrounding jungle, his age is quite small – about 30 years. In 1982, there, on the banks of the river Pasing, a dam was built Ratchaprapha; during construction, was flooded Continue reading
The great lakes of North America – Superior, Michigan, Huron, Erie and Ontario – with their connecting channels form the largest freshwater system on Earth. Their total area exceeds 245 OOO square km, and the volume is 22 cubic km 813 – fifth of all freshwater on the planet. If you spread it out evenly across the US, she will cover her in a layer of 3 m. the Great lakes are so vast that it has identified a special climate with cool summers and abundant winter snowfall. When cold Arctic air invades into the saturated moisture atmosphere, snow literally falls asleep in the coastal town. The observer caught on the surface of the moon, able to see these lakes to the naked eye and even to identify the largest of them – the Upper, the most extensive fresh water lake on Earth. The coastline of 4500 km, the width from East to West is 560 km and from North to South 260 km, Water of this lake is fed which flows into the Atlantic ocean the St. Lawrence river.
THE LAKE, BORN OF THE EXPLOSION
Crater lake, the deepest lake in North America,was the result of a powerful eruption 7700 years ago. The explosion of the volcano Mazama in the Cascade mountains in the territory of Oregon left a crater (the Caldera) with a depth of about 1200 m, which gradually filled with water. Continue reading