Scientists have found a planet 117 million lakes: the Most unique among them is multi-colored, salty and deadly
The total length of the banks of water bodies on the planet is 250 times greater than the length of the equator.
Estonian and Swedish scientists conducted a study, which was conducted counting all the lakes on Earth. According to a press release from Uppsala University, led the research group of Professor Limnological Institute Lars Sund. He and his colleagues developed a method to automatically find satellite images of all lakes with an area of at least 0.2 ha (about a quarter of the area of a football field).
According to the data obtained on Earth were found about 117 million lakes, covering almost 4% of the surface of the earth’s surface, the subglacial lake in Greenland and Antarctica was not taken into account.
It is noted that the total length of the banks of water bodies 250 times greater than the length of the equator.
The study was conducted in the framework of the project “Color of water”, which examines changes in the composition of organic substances contained in the water.
On the planet there is a considerable number of unique characteristics of the lakes.
So, for example, there are lakes, deadly to all living things, including humans. For example, the lake Continue reading
Lake Baikal is unique in all the characteristics of a mountain lake. It is located in the center of Eurasia, in Siberia, on the border of Irkutsk region and Buryatia. Larger than some European countries. The length from North to South is 636 km From West to East to 81 km.
The lake basin shape falls into the river. It is considered that Baikal is nourished by 336 rivers. However, a number of small streams reaches one thousand, and each of them contributes to the filling of the lake. Flows out of Grand lake only one Hangar. Each year the Hangar comes out of the lake about 60 cubic kilometers of water, feeding and supplying clean drinking water to nearby cities.
From space Baikal resembles a blue Crescent. And in it is another. This is Olkhon island, the largest and only inhabited island of lake Baikal, in the shape of the lake. All in all, the Baikal there are 30 Islands, many of which have unique vegetation, therefore here should go and relax in the recreation Chara .
Baikal is probably the oldest of the existing lakes on Earth. According to various sources his age is from 10 thousand to 25 million years. However, the process of crust formation in these regions is not yet over. And daily local seismographs celebrate underground and underwater tremors. This means that the terrain continues to change.
In Algeria there is a wonderful lake, which is completely filled with ink! It is located near the city of Sidi Bel Abbes. In this amazing waterfront there’s nothing living, there cannot be seen nor fish, nor any plants, because the ink is created by nature not suitable for life, solely for writing. Among scholars on account of the origin of the lake there were long disputes, and more recently, they have come to believe that this phenomenon is due to the composition of the two rivers that flow into the lake.
The fact that the waters of a river full of a great amount of iron dissolved in them, and in the waters of the other rivers contain a variety of organic compounds, are taken in the river valley peat bogs. When rivers join together during chemical reactions appear ink.
Because of this, unique content in the ink lake is completely absent flora and fauna, even swimming in it is prohibited, because it is very dangerous for health, and the process of laundering from the ink will take a long time.
The local population has its own legends about the origin of this wonderful lake. One of those places where there is a lake, walked the devil himself, to tempt people to sin and bought the souls of mortals. And the Treaty between mortals and the devil Continue reading