Earth Snapshot RSS Feed Twitter
 
 
 
 

Dust Blowing Off Salar de Pedernales, Chile

23.6S 70.3W

May 28th, 2012 Category: Salt Flats

Chile - May 28th, 2012

The Salar de Pedernales (tan with white edges, center) is a large salt flat in the Atacama Region of Chile. It is located just to the west of the Cordillera de Claudio Gay. Here, that part of the Andes Mountains, east of the salt flat, is covered in snow. Within the salt flat, a small lake still exists that provides a habitat for birds such as the Andean Flamingo. While the appearance of streaked patterns towards the southeast is usual for the salt flat, here the blurred view of the area suggests that there is some airborne dust coming from the salt flat and blowing towards the southeast as well.

Leave a Reply


About Us

Earth Observation

Organisations

Archive

May 2017
M T W T F S S
« Mar    
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293031  

Categories


Bulletin Board


Featured Posts

Information

20


Take Action

Widgets