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The Lake of the Albufera

10 kilometers South of Valencia is the Albufera lake, the largest lake of the Iberian Peninsula, which is one of the important attractions of Spain. surrounded by the homonymous natural Park. In Arabic the Albufera means “little sea”. So the Moors called it a miracle of nature. Thus a natural mound, the Sands of which constrain the tree growing on the coast of the pine trees are all that stand between this huge reservoir of fresh water from the Mediterranean sea, forming a kind of natural platinum. At present the lake area is almost 3,000 hectares, and is reduced every year in connection with the natural drainage of these areas. Despite the large area the depth of the lake is small, only 2 meters, with the special drainage channels are designed to maintain the water level at one and the same level, thus preserving the ecological balance of this unique place.

On the Albufera lake there is a huge variety of different birds, some of the lake is the only habitat and, for many, is a place of “compulsory stop” during migration. In the waters of the lake you can find a variety of fish that the stories of the locals and jump into the boat. Continue reading

Unique lake Hamilton Pool

Hamilton Pool (Hamilton Pool) – ground and underground lake in North America. Is located about 37 km West of Austin, Texas (USA).

The lake is very beautiful, but also unusual in that it represents at the same time ground and underground lake. The underground part of Hamilton Pool is located under a huge stone arch, disappearing deep into the rock mass. Final touch to this scenery is the waterfall, ronaldi its waters from a height of 15 meters.

The lake was formed thousands of years ago as a result of collapse of the limestone dome of an underground river due to massive erosion. Water underground rivers flow into the river flowing nearby Pedernales (Pedernales river), which, in turn, is a tributary of the Colorado river (Colorado).

Interesting that the water of the underground river that feeds the lake flow into the river Pedernales, and the last is a tributary of the famous Colorado river. So lake Hamilton Pool is associated with the Colorado river. Continue reading

Rivers and lakes Hungary

The main river of Hungary, the Danube, crosses the Northern part of the hills is narrow, with steep banks, deep valley through the Midlands, forming a picturesque valley.

The mountains here are low, but due to their volcanic origin, have almost “Alpine” character.

Budapest is located in the southern end of this narrow portion of the river valley.

Following the Danube bend – flowing river, its width is 400-550 m. In the Budapest area of the Danube considerably already – 300-350 m.

On the Danube there are two floods of the spring and summer; the first is associated with snowmelt in the upper reaches of the river, second the rains. The most dangerous is the spring flood.

The river is navigable throughout its Hungarian part.

The second most important river of Hungary, Tisza, a tributary of the Danube. But, vodozbirna its area occupies about half the country. Flood on the river otmechaetsya, as well as on the Danube, early in the spring and early summer.

In the river is always a lot of loess particles, therefore it is often called “blonde” or “blond” Tisza.

Prior to the implementation regulation of the riverbed of the Tisza river floods repeatedly flooded the Eastern Continue reading

Seas, oceans and large lakes in the warm season

Features of the annual cycle in surface air temperature in different parts of the Earth according to OA of the hydrometcentre of the Russian Federation

Seas, oceans and large lakes in the warm season accumulated in its layers a considerable amount of heat. In the winter they give him air. Therefore, the air above the water surfaces in winter is warmer than over land.

The surface of the continents in turn are heterogeneous. Forests, swamps, grasslands, fields give the air different amounts of heat. In addition, the different soil types (topsoil, sand, peat) also have a different thermal influence on the air [7].

Vegetation has a significant influence on air temperature. The surface of a dense vegetation cover absorbs almost all incoming radiation to it and almost is the active surface. Surrounding air during the day warms up, and up and down from this surface the temperature decreases. At night above the surface of the vegetation as a result of its radiation, the air is coldest. In vegetation cover the cooled air descends to the level of more dense foliage. In this case, the active surface is the outer surface of vegetation, and a somewhat lower level. During the day the air above the canopy Continue reading

The Best lakes in the world

Lake with beautiful nature and rich infrastructure of entertainment

Planning a vacation, we try to choose places close to the sea, with excellent beaches, or hotels with wonderful pools. But if you want to enjoy the tranquility away from the many crowds, and at the same time to swim, we have a great solution – stay on the lake.

Here is everything you need – stunning scenery, magnificent mountains, thermal baths, boating, fishing and more. This kind of holiday is perfect for those who prefer a quiet, peaceful noisy surface waves.

Edition Luscinia offers 9 lakes that are worthy of your attention.

Plitvice lakes, Croatia

This national Park is on the register of “world heritage” by UNESCO. In the first place then affects the riot of colors and shades. Lakes located steps demonstrate the shades of blue, blue and turquoise. And tree leaves will be pleased with all sorts of green shades.

Unfortunately, bathing is prohibited, but the lakes remain clean and colorful. In total, the Park has 16 beautiful lakes, over a hundred waterfalls, dozens of caves, pine and beech forest.

Lake Malawi, Malawi

The most southern of the African Continue reading

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