Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Dunes and a beautiful delta in Lake Eyre.


Like some other bloggers I know, I can't resist pointing to yet another image from NASA's Earth Observatory site. This one if of Australia's Lake Eyre basin.

Just go read the description there. In how many places do we see a delta system and sand dunes cutting through one other?

And an amazing ecosystem to boot--see the Australian Broadcasting Corp. video (referenced by the EO site) here.

2 comments:

BrianR said...

ha ... you beat me!

I was just going to post about that.

Julien said...

If you're interested in it, the Reservoir Analogue Group (Australian School of petroleum) investigate the sedimentology of the Lake Eyre, they make a very interesting work...

http://www.asprg.adelaide.edu.au/LEBARGwww/LEBARG_public_index.html