Where on Google Earth #225

A post by Anne JeffersonHaving identified the location of the spectacular alluvial fan tucked into Iran’s Zagros Mountains to win Where on Google Earth #224, it’s now my turn to host this roving geo-nerdy contest.

For those that haven’t played before, here’s a quick overview of the rules. First one to correctly identify the latitude and longitude of the center of the image AND say something about what makes this area geologically interesting…wins. The prize is getting to pick the next WoGE location and hosting it on your blog or picking a geoblogger to host it for you. If you’ve won WoGE in the past, you have to wait one hour before submitting your answer for each of your previous wins (the Schott Rule). If you don’t remember how many times you’ve won, you can look at Ron Schott’s kmz file.

Where on Google Earth #225

Where on Google Earth #225

Posting time is 10:50 pm, US Eastern Standard Time.

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Comments (6)

  1. Chris says:

    Saint Pierre and Miquelon

    http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?t=h&hl=en-GB&ie=UTF8&ll=46.927055,-56.342697&spn=0.161077,0.3368&z=12

    Some of the 500 or so shipwrecks have contributed to the formation of the isthmus between the 2 islands in the pic.

    :-)

    (sorry – this comment ended up in the previous post for some reason!)

  2. Cian says:

    500 shipwrecks? That sounds like the making of a great legend. I’m not familiar with the location, but I would think that old shipwrecks, probably made of wood, would rot and be unstable in the long term. Even if it was long-term sediment build-up, I would think (hope?) they would have reinforced it in order to stabilize it enough to build a road across it. Now I’m curious to know more!

  3. Congrats, Chris. You’ve correctly identified the location and given us at least some of the geomorphological intrigue. (I’ll have more details on this area later this week, I hope). WoGE #226 is all yours. Please drop a comment here when you’ve posted it.

  4. Chris says:

    Thanks Anne.

    It was a ‘highly’ interesting exercise!

    I will search Google Earth tomorrow for a similarly difficult challenge and let you know when this is on my blog at http://www.science-wars.com, and I look forward to hearing more about the location. (Trilobites, perhaps?)

    Chris.

  5. Jay says:

    The easiest way to get to France from North America. Nice.

  6. Chris says:

    Hi Anne.

    WoGE #266 is now on my blog. Best of luck to all!

    http://www.science-wars.com/2010/11/18/where-on-google-earth-226/

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