Stunning lake Abraham, located in Alberta, Canada. It looks incredibly calm and picturesque, in spite of the fact that something threatening and explosive hidden under the surface. A clear bluish-white elements of combustible gas-methane, resembling cotton wool of education – in fact frozen in an ice trap lake. In the spring the lake thaws, the bubbles break free and rise to the top, after which lurk in the atmosphere.
The methane in this lake is formed due to bacterial decomposition of organic substances that occur in water, including: plants, leaves, trees, and animals that died and fell into the lake. At the bottom, after the destruction of the bacteria creates methane, which seeks to break out.
In addition to the processes described above, an artificial lake floods the land – so that the water covers the existing vegetation and soil and contributes to their degradation. This process is accelerated by sewage farms near.
When Abraham lake is frozen, the accumulation of methane are trapped and takes the form of a white substance known as methane hydrate. As soon as the thaw, the methane is released from the trap and comes to the surface.
This process occurs not only in the lake Abraham, Continue reading
Canada is on the North American continent, from the South it borders with the United States, with the North lie 800 km beyond the Arctic Circle. The country is washed by the Arctic, Atlantic and Pacific oceans. Canada is the 2 largest country of the world and has a total area of 9976 thousand square kilometers.
Canada is on the North American continent, from the South it borders with the United States, with the North lie 800 km beyond the Arctic Circle (the Arctic Islands). The country is washed by the Arctic, Atlantic and Pacific oceans. Canada is the 2 largest country of the world and has a total area of 9976 thousand square kilometers the Coastline stretches for 250 thousand km.
Canada owned the island second, the Baffin island, banks, Victoria, Devon, Newfoundland, Ellesmere, etc. the Highest point – the Logan in the North-West (5951 m.).
The diverse nature of Canada. – Entire territory can be divided into several natural regions: the hilly Appalachian region in the East; the valley of the Laurentian plateau in the region of Hudson Bay (Hudson Bay) and the polar zone; the Canadian shield, Prairie provinces inner, which stretches to the Atlantic coast in the South; the mountain ranges of the Cordillera on the West. Continue reading
The majority of large and small lakes is not only a source of drinking water, but also important tourist sites.
Before you eight amazing lakes in the world. Let’s find out what exactly they are remarkable and why they are worth seeing.
Titicaca: the largest reserves of fresh water mountain lake
Where: South America; Peru and Bolivia
Its area is comparable to the size of Crete — about 8300 sq km. From the plane it looks like a sea, but when viewed from the shore in places is reminiscent of a marsh overgrown with reeds. The people here move carefully, looking at the ground, as they walk on muddy dirt. Cane everywhere and do everything — clothes, hats, bags, home and the island on which they live. There is a legend that long ago the Aymara Indians, crossing his pirogue in the lake, were on the territory of the Incas. To get the two peoples failed, but to go home the proud Aymara did not — decided that it will float on the lake. Since they live on the reed Islands, rafts, decoration reminiscent of the ancient Egyptian court.
Change: the high-mountain crater lake
Where there are: Asia; on the border of China and North Korea.
The shoreline of this lake is situated at a height of 2189 m above sea level, so Change called “Heavenly lake”. It is surrounded by winding mountain trails, on which you can ride Continue reading