South America is the fourth but the largest continent on Earth. Its Northern shores are washed by the warm waters of the Caribbean sea, and the extreme southern tip of the island of Tierra del Fuego, divided between Argentina and Chile, lies in a cold, stormy Atlantic ocean. On the continent presents a great diversity of landscapes and climatic zones. Hot dusty steppe of the pampas stretch through the cattle country of Argentina and Uruguay. In the West tower of the mighty Andes, with cool fertile valleys, where coffee grows. Hot tacama desert of Northern Chile is one of the driest places on the planet. In Brazil, in the Amazon basin, the stretch impassable green jungle. There are in South America and vast lakes, and tall waterfalls, and rocky Islands.
The most humid of the continents. High mountains causes a variety of climates, the presence of altitudinal zonation. Equatorial zone occupies the Amazonian lowlands and the North-West coast. In the tropical zone of the Eastern part is influenced by the trade winds, on the coast of a lot of rainfall (2,000 mm), the difference in summer and winter, t minor. In the interior the rainfall is considerably less (1000-500 mm). The Pacific coast is under the influence of the cold Peru current. Here is one of the driest places in the world (the Atacama desert).
Subtropical zone. The Eastern part is humid Continue reading
The Teletskoye lake is situated between 51° 2′ 46″ and 51° 48′ 36″ North latitude and between 87° 14′ 40″ and 87° 50′ 54″ East longitude (from Greenwich), in the North-Eastern part of the Gorno-Altai Autonomous region (Altai Krai of the RSFSR).
Among the lakes of the USSR Teletskoye occupies a special position and is of great interest primarily for its geological (origins), morphology (the structure of the lake baths), morphometric (digital characteristics size and shape of lake basins), hydrological (physical and chemical properties of water) and biological characteristics.
Teletskoye lake is located at an elevation of 436 meters above sea level. In this respect, among the large lakes of our country it is inferior to Sevan (the height of 1914 meters), Issyk-Kul (1609 m) and lake Baikal (elevation 456 meters), but is higher than the other lakes. The amplitude of the height of the lakes fluctuates within about 5 kilometers. So, one of the highest located lakes of Hora in Tibet lies at an altitude of 4400 metres above sea level and the Dead sea in Palestine — at 392 meters Continue reading
Where is the most transparent and clean water
Despite the fact that environmental problems every day are becoming more acute, there on our green planet where water is clean and clear. We offer you to travel a bit. Perhaps somewhere you can go alone or have already visited.
Look at the running water a person can almost endlessly. Although, not only the current, otherwise we did not get in offices, houses and apartments aquariums. fish inhabiting them. algae and snails.
If the aquarium attracts you less than the trip, the story about the cleanest waters of the world will be at least interesting. So, the cleanest lake of the planet.
Five flower lake
This curious body of water lies in the nature reserve of Jiuzhaigou. This territory is included in the world Heritage list of UNESCO and is located in Sichuan province in South-East China, and its name translates as “Valley of Nine Villages”.
Five flower lake – highland. It is located at the altitude of 2472 meters above sea level, between Panda lake and Pearl waterfall. The water in this lake is so clear that you can easily and to consider in detail the trunks of fallen trees lying on the bottom of the reservoir.
Unlike other lakes five flower Lake does not freeze in cold weather and because local people believe this pond is sacred. Continue reading