Lakes located in the U.S.
The most famous lakes in the US – this is the Great lakes, which are connected by the Straits and rivers. The area of these lakes exceeds 245 thousand square kilometers, water volume is more than 22 thousand square kilometers. The great lakes are for the world’s largest group of freshwater lakes. The surface of the lake is from all of the world’s surface fresh water and 21 %. The people of the shores of these lakes received the name “third coast”, after the Pacific and Atlantic. Average lake depth exceeds the depth of the Baltic sea and the North sea.
The system of the Great lakes is the great lakes, in the amount of five pieces, and many smaller ones. The lakes are small Islands, which amounts to thirty five thousand. The largest freshwater lake in the world is Lake superior. The second largest of all the Great lakes is lake Huron. Lake Michigan ’ s fourth largest freshwater lake. The tenth largest freshwater lake– Erie. The smallest largest lake system in the Great lakes – Ontario. Great lakes shipping industry actively developed. The goods are transported by special courts, called “brown truck” or “serniki”, the length of which can reach three hundred meters. They are the largest Continue reading
Scientists from Russia, Germany, Switzerland and England are looking at the bottom of lake Baikal responses to questions about how life evolved and changed the climate of Central Asia millions of years ago. Using a special sampler researchers get samples of soil from the bottom of the biggest and purest lake on the planet and build the first conclusions and hypotheses.
With augers or chainsaw scientists know better than a professional fisherman. A few seconds and the surface begins to rise the purest Baikal water. The deepest lake on the planet researchers from Russia, Germany, Switzerland and England, as «our laboratory».
Using a special sampler and a conventional winch, the scientists take samples of soil from the bottom of lake Baikal, which today is the main subject of study. The sediments are a unique archive. According to experts, they can store the entire history of Central Asia. They cover everything from earthquakes to the smallest details of appearance and disappearance of species. Professor of Irkutsk state University Nikolay Budnev explains: «In bottom sediments can be found even pollen, which lived here thousands of years ago, and that Continue reading
The most beautiful lake of Italy
Pride of Italy – the most beautiful lake of the country – is located in the North. To him surrounded by the Alps, is low (on average, 2000 meters), but powerful enough to generate a good wind for those who love to sail.
The resort this place has become in the eighteenth century, when wealthy nobles were built on the cliffs, the castles, and those that are simpler villas along the shore. Entertain and today here is not cheap, but all beaches are municipal, local restaurants – always fresh fish and homemade cheese and wine, you can cycle to one of the nearest villages, are scattered a little further from the shore.
SAUVEUR, ORA AND SEICHES
In the first half of the day on Garda blows Sauveur – steady, without gusts, the North wind. In the evening it is replaced by the South wind – Ora. The lake formed standing waves-seiches – of the phenomenal phenomenon that occurs due to wind or atmospheric pressure.
In the summer the Garda are going to rest those who can not stand the excruciating heat. The lake is fed mountain glacier, and the water here is never like milk, only in the southern part in August sometimes warms up to +27 C. the Beaches here – a pebbly and silty sand, almost all of them rent umbrellas and sunbeds. Although the lake is ideal for yachting, Windsurfing, Continue reading