Thursday, February 20, 2020

Geological and meteorological wonders

Most interesting wonders of geology and meteorology.

10 locations with extreme meteorological conditions

10 locations with extreme meteorological conditions Extreme weather conditions happen in different places of the world but there are very few places on Earth where...

Inga Falls

Often it is announced that the largest waterfall of the world is Inga Falls in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. This is not...

Kifuka – place where lightning strikes most often

The small and otherwise undistinguished Kifuka village in remote part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo became world famous in 2004 - 2005:...

Yungay – the driest place in the world

One of the driest places on Earth is Atacama Desert but the driest place in this desert is found near Yungay - abandoned mining...

Gandom Beryan in Lut Desert – hottest place on Earth

There are several contenders for the title "The hottest place on Earth" but Gandom Beryan in Lut Desert, Kerman province is one of the...

Poas Volcano and Laguna Caliente

There are many interesting volcanos around the world but few are as interesting as Poas volcano in Costa Rica. Judge yourselves: Volcano is active nearly...

Hessdalen lights

For several decades scientists are looking for the explanation of Hessdalen lights. Multiple times it has been proved that this spooky light phenomenon is...

Markansu Desert – Valley of Tornadoes

In order to reach the Tarim basin, the caravans of the Great Silk Road had a choice - to walk through the dry flats...

Paasselkä devils

There was a time when locals living around Lake Paasselkä (earlier - Paasivesi) did not turn much attention to the lights hovering above this...

Katabatic winds at Commonwealth Bay

The chief meteorologist of Douglas Mawson's expedition to Commonwealth Bay C.T.Madigan wrote in 1913: "For nine months of the year an almost continous blizzard rages,...