19 Lake Okeechobee and the World 7

19 Lake Okeechobee - Fed by more than 300 inflowing rivers Lhagba Pool 20,892 feet Tibet Highest 4 miles north of the summit of Mt Everest Ojos del

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Approximately 1 billion years ago 1200 miles long Mid Continent Rift A Failed Ocean Ancient Lava
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The First Basin Weight of lava in the rift compressed the land forming a depression 350 miles long and 250 miles wide Later glaciations covered much of the bedrock, Compressed the land and scoured the basin
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Water Temperature: 40 o F Tides of 1” Seiches of several feet Large seiches on Lake Superior Can caused the water level to fall and then rise again by several feet within fifteen minutes.
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The Deepest Lake: Lake Baikal
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Deepest/Greatest Volume Depth = 5,712 ft. Lake Baikal Rift valley Lake Growing by 4 mm per year 25–30 million years old Equal to the volume of all 5 great lakes
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Unformatted text preview: Fed by more than 300 inflowing rivers Lhagba Pool 20,892 feet, Tibet Highest 4 miles north of the summit of Mt. Everest Ojos del Salado 22,560 ft. Argentina/Chile Crater lake world's highest volcano Saltiest Dead Sea Lake Assal 35% 39.4% Gulf of Tadjoura fed by ground water flow second lowest location on Earth Indian, African and Arabian plates Coldest: Lake Vida frozen year-round to a depth of at least 60 ft forming an ice-seal over waters that are seven times as saline as seawater (25% salinity) yearly water temperature of -10C 2,800 year old microbes Meltwater flows from Victoria River and Kite Stream...
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This note was uploaded on 02/17/2011 for the course SWS 2007 taught by Professor bonczek during the Fall '09 term at University of Florida.

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19 Lake Okeechobee - Fed by more than 300 inflowing rivers Lhagba Pool 20,892 feet Tibet Highest 4 miles north of the summit of Mt Everest Ojos del

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