The lake of death are in Africa, they have their own characteristics and history.
They worked out the details flowing in lakes of processes, millions of years.
Today you can observe almost the most dangerous places on the planet in the form of harmless, at first glance, waters.
In Africa the most famous lake of death are considered Nyos and lake Natron.
Find out why they got this name.
Death lake Nyos
Nyos is located in Central Africa in Cameroon. It was formed 400 years ago by a hydrothermal explosion.
The depth of the lake Nyos death is 209 meters width 900 meters, and the length of 1400 km.
It looks nice picturesque lake at the time, managed to ruin in one day nearly two thousand people.
It happened relatively recently – about thirty years ago. Continue reading
Lakes, reservoirs slow water exchange, not communicating with the ocean. From the rivers of the lake characterized by the absence of the channel, from the sea — the lack of a direct connection with the ocean. Lakes are called inland waters sushi with stagnant or slowly flowing water.
Lakes regulate the flow of rivers, holding in its hollow basins of water and placing them in other periods. In the waters of the lakes occurring chemical and biological reactions. Some elements are transferred from water into bottom sediments, others Vice versa. In some lakes, mostly without drain, in connection with the evaporation of water increases the concentration of salts. The result is considerable variation in the salinity and salt composition of the lakes.
Due to the significant thermal inertia of large water mass of the lake softens the climate of adjacent areas, reducing the annual and seasonal variation of meteorological elements.
The shape, size and bottom topography of the lake basin change significantly with the accumulation of sediment. The overgrowing of lakes creates new landforms, flat or even convex. Lakes and especially Continue reading
Beautiful lake in Tajikistan is lake Sarez, which is located in the Pamirs. This lake was born in 1911 due to the strong earthquake, a huge landslide blocked the river Murgab, it is possible to form a natural dam. The basin was filled with water, inundating the village of Sarez, whence came the name of the lake. Sarezskoe length of the lake is nearly sixty miles, and this at a depth of 500 meters. Today this lake is a real jewel of the Pamir mountains, as it is characterized by its unusual beauty. The lake itself starts in the valley of the former river Murgab, Bartang today, then goes through the pass Jornadista.
Tourists who want to see such Pamir miracle, needs to think in advance about the special pass. The area of lake Sarez is protected by the state. Lake Sarez lies immediately after the lake of Thun, which was created in the same way. The water in lake Sarez dark blue, its shores are quite steep, so in the untrodden places it is extremely difficult to walk. Tourists walk through the mountain passes of the most beautiful lakes of Russia . Continue reading