Where on (Google)Earth? #88
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)