Monday, November 26, 2007

Where on Google Earth #74

Since I found Ron's Star Dunes here is the next Where on Google Earth Challenge #74.

We've been a little desert heavy in WoGE, but I just couldn't help myself. Let's just say I was inspired by March of the Penguins... No, it's not Antarctica. If the person who solves this can't explain, I'll be sure to post about it. I've been a little light on posts lately anyway.



Again, the Schott Rule is in effect. Good luck everyone. Remember to try and explain something about the geology and/or how you found it.

(I am not sure how to create a .kmz file for the last WOGE #73, but if I figure it out I will add the file.)

8 comments:

BrianR said...

i'm still trying ... this is a toughy

Mel said...

Hmmm, it is a pretty small scale. Would people like a larger scale or are you enjoying the challenge?

Ron Schott said...

The scale is fine (I'm guessing a little larger wouldn't help all that much), but maybe a clue of some other sort... you know, the more obutse the better. :-)

Ron

P.S., Congrats on solving #73! Sorry I didn't get a chance to congratulate you sooner. My blogging activities have really hit a dry spell over the last month or so.

Ron Schott said...

Obtuse clues wouldn't be bad, either.

I really wish Blogger offered a way to edit comments after they're published...

Ron Schott said...

On second thought, no clues necessary...

They're beautiful barchan dunes along the west coast of Namibia. I got a pretty good idea of the southern hemisphere location from the shadows and the strong south to north orientation of the prevailing winds led me to the Namibian coast. From there it was just looking for a few dry lakes (sabhkas?).

I wonder what to make of the "cracks" that trend NW-SE - possibly dikes that date from the rifting of the south Atlantic ocean during the breakup of Gondwanaland?

Mel said...

Congratulations Ron! They are some beautiful barchan dunes marching towards the main body of the Namib Desert. I'll write up a post about them this weekend (after a little house cleaning). I know it was a tough one, but hopefully people enjoyed it. I look forward to hunting for WoGE #75.

BrianR said...

dang! ... I was cruising around in Namibia for about half an hour yesterday ... need to be more observant.

Ron Schott said...

Sorry, Brian. Why don't you give WoGE #75 a go?