Saturday, October 24, 2015

Rocky

Russia RU-3674175 received 05-11-2015

Sent by: Eugenia_Genie
From: Kemerovo, Russia
ID number: RU-3674175
Notes: This lovely scene shows the Kodar Mountains, located in the Transbaikal region of Siberia.  There are 34 glaciers in the mountains, and they are considered the most isolated glaciers in the world, at over 750 miles (1,200 kilometers) from any other glaciers.  Because of the Siberian High, this area experiences very cold temperatures and very little precipitation, particularly between November and March.  The lowest recorded temperature in the Northern Hemisphere (-90° F or -67.8° C) occurred on January 15, 1885 because of the Siberian High.




UK GB-657050 received 05-18-2015

Sent by: Norfolk-Boy
From: Poringland, England, United Kingdom
ID number: GB-657050
Notes: The red chalk (aka Cretaceous limestone) cliff seen here is known as the Hunstanton Formation or Hunstanton Cliffs.  The cliff is located in northwest Norfolk in eastern England.  A number of fossils of ancient sea creatures can be found in the cliffs, including coccoliths, ammonites and shark teeth.  Fulmars, a type of sea bird, inhabit the cliffs, and there are several historic buildings at the top.  

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