Geographical "closures"

Published May 13, 2018

Geographical closures

Studying the secrets of our planet, researchers sometimes do not only geographical discoveries, but also geographical "closures". For example, you can recall at least the "closing" of scientists "Arctic lands": Sannikov, Gillis and Andreev. Geographical "closures" are connected with the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean, where even before the early 70-ies of the 20th century...

Lake Mogilnoe

Published May 13, 2018

Lake Mogilnoe

In the waters of the Barents Sea, near the Kola Peninsula, is the rocky Kildin Island. The main feature of the island is the extremely interesting and unique Lake Mogilnoe with an area of more than 9 hectares. Its depth is 17 m, its length is about 400 m, and its greatest width is 250 m...

"Lost worlds"

Published May 13, 2018

Lost worlds

Reading the exciting novel of Arthur Conan Doyle "lost worlds", are you wondering - is this fantasy? It turns out, not quite: the unassailable rocky plateau described by the writer exists in reality! And it all began in 1909, when in the tropical jungles of South America worked the expedition of the Englishman Foset...

Robinson island

Published May 13, 2018

Robinson island

Reading the fascinating book by Daniel Defoe "Robinson Crusoe", many are interested in the question of whether Robinson was in fact and where his island was. It turns out that the book was based on real events. Then, where is the real Robinson island? At geographic map you can find a group of volcanic islands of Juan- Fernandez, which includes Mas-a-Tierra...

The Sargasso Sea

Published May 13, 2018

The Sargasso Sea

The Sargasso Sea occupies large expanses of the Atlantic Ocean, closer to the mainland of North America. It is a miracle of nature, with coasts not of land, but large oceanic currents: in the west and north - the North Atlantic, in the east - the Canary, in the south - the Passat, which move in a circular fashion clockwise and do not give the surface waters of the Sargasso Sea...

Expedition of S. Obruchev

Published May 13, 2018

Expedition of S. Obruchev

In the northeastern part of Russia there is an extensive mountainous country, intersected by the valleys of Yana, Kolyma, Indigirka and other rivers. But these mountain ranges appeared on the map relatively recently, in the 30-40's. 19 tbsp. and then, like the fruit of the imagination of cartographers who did not see them with their own eyes. After the expedition of ID Chersky in 1891 for 35 years no one was interested in this vast territory. Only in 1926 the expedition of S. Obruchev...

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