Baikal and freshwater
Where is the largest freshwater supply in the world? Most are familiar with the geography and ecology of the people will answer without hesitation — the largest source of fresh water in the world is lake Baikal . located in Eastern Siberia.
How much fresh water in Baikal? In the lake Baikal fresh water is contained in very large quantities. The volume of fresh water of lake Baikal is so large, accounting for about twenty percent from the total of all fresh water reserves in the world (up to twenty km3). If to take separately only the Russian reserves of fresh water, lake Baikal is up to 90 percent of their number.
The origin of lake Baikal.
Baikal is not only the deepest lake on the planet (the maximum depth is more than 1,600 meters ), but also the oldest. Estimated age of lake Baikal is estimated at more than twenty million years.
It is considered that lake Baikal was formed in the Wake of a major tectonic fault in the process of continental movements. This theory is confirmed by the fact that volcanic activity in the lake continues to this day — occasionally there are earthquakes in the vicinity of lake Baikal.
Why is the Baikal water is fresh?
The filling of lake Baikal water was due to surface water. Those rivers that flow into lake Baikal, very slightly saline, Continue reading
The lake is a component of the hydrosphere that is a natural reservoir filled within lake bowl (lake bed) with water, which has no direct connection with the sea (ocean).
We present you the most beautiful and simultaneously the most incredible lakes in the world.
1. Lake Five Flowers in China – small colored lake, the bottom of which is decorated with the trunks of fallen trees. The color of the lake varies from yellow to dark green, but most of the time the water here is diamond blue . It is a place shrouded in mystery. While there are many neighboring lakes periodically shallow and dry, the water level in the reservoir constant. Five Flowers will not freeze vimc . although all the neighboring lakes are covered with ice. The lake water is so clear that when you dive into it you can see that is at a depth of 40 meters.
2. Baikal-lake of tectonic origin in the southern part of Eastern Siberia, the deepest lake on the planet, the largest natural reservoir of fresh water and the oldest lake in the world. The coastal areas feature a unique variety of flora and fauna. In Baikal there are about 2,600 species and subspecies of aquatic animals, more than half Continue reading
Climbing and flanges – Finland. All about Finland. Holidays, shopping, work, study. Sights Of Finland
In Finland large influx of tourists attracted by the climbing. You can do this exercise everywhere. However, if the rocks are situated on private property, it is possible to make upgrades possible only with the consent of the landowner.
Get it helps the Union of mountaineers and climbers of Finland (SKIL). The most favorite among climbers – the mountain Olhavanvuori. It can be found in the national Park, which is called “Kotka”. The Park is very beautiful and picturesque places: deaf rave thickets, swamps, awesome gorges, cliffs and beautiful lakes. It is worth considering that to get to the reserve area will have to pay for the entrance.
Olhavanvuori locals and experienced climbers called the Mecca of rock climbing. It has a 45-meter near-vertical rock that is located along a wonderful small lake. Granite the descent of this array can be clearly divided into 9 sectors. Some routes are easy to lift, and some terribly difficult and dangerous. Some of them begin to water. If the tourist was going to overcome this slope (with water), he will provide you with free boat. At the top of the rock-trodden road, which will comfortably bring the tourists to the bottom. To all those who want Continue reading