Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Geo-Extremes

This is my first post on this blog, and I thought that I should put down some "extreme" facts that people may not already know. And here they are (from the National Geographic Bee Official Study Guide):

Warmest place: Dalol, Denakil Depression, Ethiopia, 93 F (34 C) for average annual temperature

Coldest place: Plateau Station, Antarctica, -134 F (-92 C) for average annual temperature

Wettest place: Mawsynram, Assam, India 467 in (1186 cm) for average annual rainfall

Driest place: Atacama Desert, Chile, rainfall is so slight the records are unreliable

Greatest tides: Bay of Fundy, Nova Scotia, Canada 52 ft (15.8 m)










Bay of Fundy, Canada

4 comments:

Ana Braga-Henebry said...

Congratulations on your first post! The sky is the limit now!

Love2Learn Mom said...

Welcome GeoGuy! We're so glad you arrived safely at your destination after such complex travel arrangements. :)

Mrs. VH

Piotr Chomicki said...

This is awesome.

Patrick said...

w00t the cool facts