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GEHFileBot
01-16-2006, 02:54 AM
This is a discussion thread for the following file:<br><br><b><a href=http://www.googleearthhacks.com/dlfile12992/Dry-Valleys-in-Antartica.htm>Dry Valleys in Antartica</a></b><br><br>The McMurdo Dry Valleys are located on the western coast of McMurdo Sound (7700'S 16252'E) and form the largest relatively ice-free area (approximately 4800 square kilometers) on the Antarctic continent. These ice-free areas of Antarctica display a sharp contrast to most other ecosystems in the world, which exist under far more moderate environmental conditions. The perennially ice-covered lakes, ephemeral streams and extensive areas of exposed soil within the McMurdo Dry Valleys are subject to low temperatures, limited precipitation and salt accumulation. Thus, the dry valleys represent a region where life approaches its environmental limits...<br />
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GNH888
01-16-2006, 03:02 AM
This is a discussion thread for the following file:<br><br><b><a href=http://www.googleearthhacks.com/dlfile12992/Dry-Valleys-in-Antartica
Dry Valleys are located on the western coast of McMurdo Sound (7700'S 16252'E) and form the largest relatively ice-free area (approximately 4800 square kilometers) on the Antarctic continent. These ice-free areas of Antarctica display a sharp contrast to most other ecosystems in the world, which exist under far more moderate environmental conditions. The perennially ice-covered lakes, ephemeral streams and extensive areas of exposed soil within the McMurdo Dry Valleys are subject to low temperatures, limited precipitation and salt accumulation. Thus, the dry valleys represent a region where life approaches its environmental limits...<br />
<br><br><img src=http://www.googleearthhacks.com/images/new/080505/910893vallies.jpg>

Looking at this article
http://www.nexusmagazine.com/articles/SecretWar3.html
was the goal of my visit into Antartica using Goggle Earth. :shock:
Is it possible to see the remain of atomic test in the ice?
I think so
What are these circular depressions in the snow?
Why most of the centre of the antartic circle has been retouched and removed?
Who ever did the retouching job did a sloppy job!
gnh888