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Where on (Google)Earth? #88

January 9, 2008

Lab Lemming attempted to broaden the appeal of Where-on(G)E (not to be confused with the beta What-on(G)E series over at Highly Allochthonous) by posting an image of an area dominated by ice … perhaps hoping to get some climate scientists involved.

Unfortunately for them, I finally found an idle moment to look for a Where-on(G)E. Lately I haven’t found the time to do some proper searching…combined with the fact that I couldn’t find any of them! This time, I think I got a tad lucky … Lab Lemming’s comments that this area was of some importance made me think it had to be something that wasn’t too obscure. I saw the cracks in the ice and immediately thought of the Larsen Ice Shelf. I went there and … boo yah.

So, Where on (Google)Earth #88 is back here on Clastic Detritus and very close to the anniversary of the series (see Where-on(G)E #1 from January 18, 2007 here).

In honor of that, I’m going to do something new and show a feature that hasn’t really been shown too much in past installments — a major city. Maybe some of you will immediately recognize this place. I’m hoping this aspect will attract some new players. So, for this one you have to name the city and then just a very general statement about the geology. Click on the image for a bigger version.


We usually require some coordinates with an answer, but you can simply name the city and country for this one (put your answer in the comments).

Good luck and the Schott Rule is in effect (previous winners must wait at least one hour for each win that they have before posting a solution). The winner gets to host the next Where on (Google)Earth on their blog.

Posted: January 9th, 2008, 8:30pm Pacific Standard Time (convert to your time zone here)


8 Comments leave one →
  1. January 10, 2008 12:28 am

    That’s one imposing mountain range – even without the vertical exaggeration is set at 1.5. ;-)

  2. January 10, 2008 9:11 am

    c’mon everybody … I’m picturing Ron with an alarm clock waiting for the moment when he can answer this one … it’s a big city right next to a major north-south trending mountain range

  3. January 10, 2008 10:09 am

    Hey, I resemble that remark!

    Had the opportunity to do just that with #86 but I passed it up. One way to spur the newbies on is by calling them out – it seems to have worked with #85.

  4. BGC permalink
    January 10, 2008 1:02 pm

    I don’t run a website, so I’m not sure I’m eligible, but my guess is Santiago, Chile… yah?

  5. January 10, 2008 1:53 pm

    BGC … you got it!

    You still get the official win in the annals of Where on (Google)Earth. In the past, winners without a blog/website simply asked the host of the current one to do another … but there is no solid rule, if you want you could ask some other blogger to host the next one as your proxy.

    I leave it up to you.

  6. BGC permalink
    January 10, 2008 2:17 pm

    well as it happens, I have a suggested location, if you’d like to run it at your site…

  7. January 10, 2008 2:23 pm

    BGC … sure thing, email me (you can find contact info in “about”) the lat-long or description of location for #89 and I will post it for you


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