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What distinguishes a SEA from LAKE

Sometimes it happens that we colloquially confuse “sea” and “lake”, meanwhile you can find a number of fundamental differences.

Sea – into the land or isolated shores of the mainland, the rapids or the Islands of the ocean. Sea there are internal (inland), marginal, and inter-island imaterialise.

Internal – this is the sea, located on the land surface. As a rule, they communicate with the ocean by one or several Straits. These are the Black, Azov, Baltic sea. Marginal seas, unlike the mainland, adjacent to the mainland or separated from the ocean by Islands, for example, the Chukchi and the Barents sea. Imaterialise sea located between the continents: Red and Mediterranean seas. Inter-island sea are usually located between the major Islands. This is the Java sea. It happens that the water basin is completely isolated from the World ocean, respectively, that lake, but it is called the sea because of the large size (Caspian sea).

Kilogram of seawater contains 35 grams of various salts: 27.2 grams of sodium chloride, 3.8 grams of magnesium chloride, 1.7 grams of magnesium sulfate and a little less grams of calcium sulfate.

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Faith Chetvergova

Volcanoes for many of the uninitiated seem to be something fantastic and inconceivably terrible. In order to get a better idea about these objects we quote the interesting facts about volcanoes.

Only volcanic stone floating on the water’s surface is volcanic pumice. It is characterized by grey color, this stone is riddled with hollow holes formed during the cooling of the stone. This process was accompanied by the release of gases that are formed holes.

volcanic pumice, Interesting facts about volcanoes

The eruption of huge volcanoes, supervolcanoes called, often cause dire consequences. It is fire and rain, shed for miles around the volcano itself, and global climate change caused by ingress of ash into the atmosphere. Fortunately, these volcanoes erupt on the average several times in 100,000 years. One of them, located on the territory of Yellowstone national Park, scientists say that, in all likelihood, ready for another eruption.

the eruption of a SUPERVOLCANO,

The largest of the observed eruptions is considered to be the activity of the volcano of Tambora on the Indonesian island of Sumbawa. The eruption killed 100,000 people. According to researchers in Indonesia is home to the largest number of historically active Continue reading

Spotted lake Kliluk in Canada

Lake Kliluk in Canada is one of those creations of nature, looking at that, comes to mind the question: how is this possible? That it’s an optical illusion or reality? What is so special about this reservoir, which occupies a worthy place among the attractions of Canada?

Spotted the pond in the Americas

Wonder lake is located in British Columbia, near the town of Osoyoos, near the U.S. border. Fantastic scenery that the tourists see, seems unearthly and unreal. On the entire surface of the pond are patches of different colors: yellowish, bluish, brown, green, gray, with a touch of turquoise and blue. The shape of these colored spots sometimes round but often oval or irregular. Between them visible grey stripes.

What is this strange place? And why in the lake fluid has a viscous consistency and has different colors? Mineral salts whose concentration in this lake is very great – cause of the formation of amazing spots.

Nowhere in the world there is such a unique part of the water in which the dissolved silver sulphate, magnesium, potassium, calcium, sodium and other minerals.

Summer in these parts are quite hot. The temperature rise leads to the evaporation of the water. Salts crystallize, forming small Islands, the surface becomes solid. You can even walk on it. But, not so simple…

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New Zealand Lake Pukaki
Post is being written after the fact. We have here in Australia (August 2014) last days «live» winter. The day after tomorrow in my legal rights come spring. Sat here…

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Lake Avernus
The lake Avernus is a volcanic lake situated in the homonymous crater in the Italian Campania region about 4 km Northwest of Pozzuoli. The nearby volcanic fields, known as the…

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3 days and the beautiful lake Issyk-Kul
In the North-East of Kyrgyzstan, among rugged ranges that form the Northern and Central Tien Shan, is a huge basin of lake Issyk-Kul, called sometimes the sizes Kyrgyz sea. The…

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