The emerald water of the capital: near Kyiv appeared a new lake
Lakes of Kiev will not surprise you: the city grew on the banks of the Dnieper river and small streams surrounded by hilly terrain. Over time, the landscape has changed, the waters were dried up, and only in deep water Paddy, Nivki, Darnitsa, Glubochitsa, Pochaina, where he continued to hit the soft spot, left of the lake…
Journey into history
The environmentalists say that originally the life of all water bodies of Kiev took place in the same rhythm: water, “feathered” and flora did not differ. There was a trend: the left Bank of the city (which has long been flooded the Dnieper river) was chosen by the lake is deeper and bigger. When the city began actively to be built (in the second half of the last century), the picture has changed: the banks became the base for household waste and “bathing” the car, water began to drain industrial effluents, some lakes dried up completely.
The Lake “Emerald”
Recently, the water issue of the region concerned near Kiev, this summer under the capital appeared a beautiful lake with clear water. In the village Kopachova Obukhov district not far from the “Kievan Rus Park” now spreads a hundred-meter emerald lake, bordered by generous greenery of herbs. This project was implemented Volodymyr Yanchenko, President of the complex, to the delight Continue reading
The largest lake in Kyrgyzstan and Central Asia — Issyk-Kul. The total volume of water of the Issyk-Kul lake — 1738 km2, its average depth-278 m, maximum depth-668 m, the coastline stretches for 688 km, the length of the largest lake of Kyrgyzstan from the North to the South — 58 km, and from West to East is 182 km away.
Lake Issyk-Kul located at an altitude of 1609 m above sea level between the ridges of the Northern Tien-Shan: Terskey Ala-too and Kungei Ala-too. Issyk-Kul is one of the largest mountain lakes in the world.
The largest lake of Kyrgyzstan is powered by water more than eighty rivers, but none of them carries its water back, so the water in the lake is salty (salinity — 5,90%). The ancient name of the lake — “ACE-Kul” — «Salty lake” speaks for itself, the water here is not potable. The present name of the lake — “Issyk-Kul lake” is translated from Kyrgyz as the “Hot lake”. It is also logical — the lake never freezes (even in the depths of winter and severe frosts), due to the considerable depth of the water does not become completely cool. In July and August, the water warms up to +18−20°, and in winter cools to + 4,2−5,0°.
For the first time Issyk-Kul is mentioned Continue reading
11km NNW of West Yellowstone, Montana
Yellowstone is one of the largest known volcanoes in the world and the largest volcanic system in North America. The volcano is found above an intra plate hot spot that feeding the magma chamber underneath Yellowstone for at least 2 million years.
The giant Caldera is the product of a major collapse of the crust after 3 so-called ultra-plinian or Super-volcano volcanoes – large explosive events that occur several hundred to several thousand cubic km of magma. These eruptions happened 2.1, 1.3 and 0.64 million years ago.
Yellowstone is also the world’s largest hydrothermal system. It contains 182 Geysers, mud pools and fumaroles. The most famous feature in Yellowstone is old faithful geyser.
Future Super-volcano eruptions at Yellowstone?
Yellowstone Magma Chamber is considered to be still active and contain at least 15,000 cubic km of melt.
It can not be excluded and predicted that there will be another Super-volcano eruption at Yellowstone in the future (geological).
In recent years, the Caldera has been studied and monitored more closely. In recent years, Yellowstone demonstrates unrest in the form Continue reading