Palouse Falls

Top photo: Michael Matti The Palouse Falls lies on the Palouse River, about 4 mi (6 km) upstream of the confluence with the Snake River in southeast Washington, United States. The falls are 198 ft (60 m) in height.[2] The falls consists of an upper falls with a drop of ~20 feet (6.1 m) which lies 1,000 feet (305 m) north northwest of the main drop, and a lower falls, with a drop of ~180 feet (55 m). [map style="width: auto; height:400px; margin:10px 0px 10px 0px; border: 1px Read more [...]

Water flows over frozen sand

Water flows over frozen sand on april 10, 2013 very near the place where Jackie Chan were flying on the air for his new movie - 'Chinese Zodiac' A miniature form of Siberia and Alaska rivers over permafrost ground. Ob river bends and meanders formed over permafrost ground at West Siberian Plane near Khanty-Mansiysk City Meander of Ob River south-west from Souslanskie village in Siberia, Russia, south from Salekhard. View from a window of a plane from Dubai, UAE to Houston, TX, Read more [...]

Permafrost

Permafrost in Wikipedija In geology, permafrost or cryotic soil is soil at or below the freezing point of water 0 °C (32 °F) for two or more years. Most permafrost is located in high latitudes (i.e. land close to the North and South poles), but alpine permafrost may exist at high altitudes in much lower latitudes. Ground ice is not always present, as may be in the case of nonporous bedrock, but it frequently occurs and it may be in amounts exceeding the potential hydraulic saturation Read more [...]

Bog

Augstais purvs ir viena no skaistākajām Latvijas dabas bagātībām, kas lielākajā daļā Rietumeiropas nav sastopama. Augstais purvs jeb sūnu purvs jeb oligotrofais purvs ir viens no purvu veidiem. Tie veidojas no zemajiem vai pārejas purviem, kad tie pieaugot augstumā sasniedz apkārtējās virsas līmeni, un gruntsūdens pieplūde tiek pārtraukta — purvi saņem tikai atmosfēras nokrišņus. Augstajiem purviem raksturīgs pacēlums vidusdaļā. Latvijas mitrajā Read more [...]

National Snow & Ice Data Center (NSIDC)

The National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) [USA] is the top quality information and data source for ice, snow, glaciers, artic and antartic climate and other cryosphere related stuff. On the first feel: The NSIDC internet home page nsidc.org is absolutely amazing, visually well organized super site on Ice and Snow data. The NSIDC is located in Boulder, Colorado, USA - a 20 miles North West from Denver. [map style="width: auto; height:300px; margin:20px 0px 20px 0px; border: 1px solid #ccc;" Read more [...]

Simon Beck Creates Gigantic Snow Artworks Using Only His Feet

was originally posted at OddityCentral.com By Spooky on September 6th, 2012 They look like something aliens might have created, but the large-scale snow circles spread around the Les Arcs sky resort, in the French Alps, are actually the work of one man –  British artist Simon Beck. Using an orienteering compass, measuring tape and a pair of snowshoes, 54-year-old Simon Beck turns the hills and frozen lakes around Les Arcs into geometrically-perfect immaculate masterpieces. His Read more [...]

Ice in Bog lakes formation – Hypothesis

Pēc standarta teorijas sfagni aug aug, un beigās aizaug liela platība, un augstais purvs gatavs. Tomēr augstā purva veidošanās procesā ir vairākas nianses, par kurām daudz rakstīts netiek. Kā, piemēram, ir radušies ezeriņu un salu labirinti Cenu un Ķemeru tīrelī? Vai kāpēc mazie ezeri (Akacis, Aklais ezers u.c.) Slokas ezera dienvidos ir apaļas formas? Pēc meteorīta krišanas populārā Čeļambinska arī atrodas purvainā reģionā ar izplatītu ovālu ezeru Read more [...]

Chelyabinsk meteorite

[map lat=55.18 lon=61.42 z=3 marker="yes" infowindow="Čeļabinska Krievijā" maptype="map" style="width:584px; height:300px; border:1px solid gray; margin:16px 0 0 0px;"] 2013. gada 15. februāra rīts iesākās ar ziņu Twiterī: Tomēr nav vienota viedokļa, kas nokrita pie Čeļabinskas: aculiecinieki ziņo par Jebāķ, Ņihujasebe, Bļāāģ, Ahujeķ, retāk: Čozahuiņā, Zajebis — MB (@melnsuzbalta) February 15, 2013 Dažādos video redzamās aculiecinieku liecības tiešām sastāv Read more [...]