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Where does the phenomenon known as the Lighthouse of Maracaibo occurs?
In Venezuela. Catatumbo lightning is an atmospheric phenomenon in Venezuela. It occurs only over the mouth of the Catatumbo River where it empties into Lake Maracaibo. The phenomenon is characterized by almost continuous lightning and occurs during 260 nights a year, 10 hours per day and up to 280 times per hour. It has been known for centuries as the Lighthouse of Maracaibo, since it is visible for miles around Lake Maracaibo
Where is the saltiest lake in the world?
In Antarctica. With a salinity level of over 40%, Don Juan Pond is the saltiest of the Antarctic lakes. This salinity allows the pond to remain liquid even at temperatures as low as −50 °C (−58 °F) due to the interference of salts with the bonding of water molecules. Don Juan Pond was discovered in 1961 by George H. Meyer.
What kind of ships have typically the longest lifespan?
Great Lakes freighters. Since the freshwater lakes are less corrosive to ship than the salt water of the oceans, many of the Lakers remain in service for long periods and the fleet has a much higher average age than the ocean-going fleet. The St. Mary's Challenger, built in 1906, is currently the oldest boat on active duty on the Lakes.
Where was this photo taken most likely?
In Israel. The Dead Sea is one of the world's saltiest lakes. Its water has a density of 1.240 kg/l, which makes swimming similar to floating. For comparison, fresh water has 1.0 kg/l and average seawater has 1.025 kg/l.
In moderate and cold climates, a tree gains one ring every year, which allows us to estimate its age. Where else we can estimate age in similar fashion?
At the bottom of the lake, sedimentation. At the bottom of some lakes the sediments stay very well preserved. Lamina lucida and lamina densa are created during the one year cycle. This fact can be used as lake's age estimation.
Why was the largest Hawaiian lake disappeared from the face of the earth?
was flooded with lava. Green Lake with a surface area of 0.8 hectares and a maximum depth of 6 metres, it was the largest natural freshwater lake in the Hawaiian Islands. On June 2, 2018, the lake was destroyed when lava flows from Kīlauea's lower Puna eruption boiled it away and completely filled the entire basin
The Elevation of Lake Superior is 183m, Michigan 177m, Huron 176m and Erie 174m. How about Ontario?
75m. The gradient between The Great Lakes is generally very shallow. However, the descent between Erie and Ontario is greater than between any of the others, and includes the spectacular Niagara Falls, 51m high.
What is the largest lake in the world?
Caspian Sea. In the past, Caspian Sea was a part of the Tethys Ocean. It became landlocked about 5.5 million years ago due to tectonic uplift and a fall in sea level. With the total area of 370 000 square km, the lake is larger than Germany.