Sunday, January 12, 2020

Geological and meteorological wonders

Most interesting wonders of geology and meteorology.

Warm Mineral Springs

An enormous spring of warm mineral water with healing properties. This is one of the candidates for the legendary "Fountain of Youth" in Florida....

Little Salt Spring

Water filled, 61 m deep sinkhole. At the depth of 3 m, the water becomes anoxic. Thanks to this in the sinkhole – spring...

De Leon Springs

Large sulfur spring, discharging 880 l/s of water. Surroundings inhabited since 8000 BC. Location, GPS coordinates: 29.1343 N 81.36277 W Categories: Springs, Mineral springs Values: Geology, Visual Rating: Where is located? North America,...

Alapaha Rise

The largest single spring in the United States, with a discharge of 22,700 l/s. This is a rise of submerged river. Location, GPS coordinates: 30.43872 N...

Lake Jackson

Shallow, 12 km long lake with two sinkholes in it. This lake has disappeared underground four times since 1907. Location, GPS coordinates: 30.52702 N 84.32219 W Categories: Lakes...

Falling Waters Sink

The tallest waterfall in Florida. It is active only during wet season when a stream falls in 35 m deep and 6.5 m wide...

Devil’s Den in Florida

Devil's Den is a karst window. Here through a narrow opening opens a view on large subterranean river. In thi ssinkhole were found remains...

Beacon Woods – Wayne’s World System

Long underwater cave system under a built-up area. The total length of explored passages is 18,289 m. Location, GPS coordinates: 28.36857 N 82.69363 W Categories: Caves Values: Geology Rating: Where is located? North...

S P Crater

Well defined cinder cone with dark lava flow extending from it. This symmetric cone rises 250 m above surroundings. Location, GPS coordinates: 35.58241 N 111.63184 W Categories: Volcanoes Values: Geology,...

Baboquivari Cave

Sacred cave of Tohono O'Odham people, center of their cosmology. According to their beliefs here lives I'itoi - protector of the people. Nearby are...