Mystery landscape game

Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mystery landscape game

To post messages, you must log in.

Previous · 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6 . . . 36 · Next

AuthorMessage
Profile Bill Walker
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 4 Sep 99
Posts: 3868
Credit: 2,697,267
RAC: 0
Canada
Message 1301081 - Posted: 1 Nov 2012, 20:29:30 UTC - in response to Message 1301078.  

a sink hole?


No but think along those lines. Remember it is a glacier relic.

ID: 1301081 · Report as offensive
Profile skildude
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 4 Oct 00
Posts: 9529
Credit: 44,436,947
RAC: 0
Burma
Message 1301325 - Posted: 2 Nov 2012, 17:25:25 UTC

it looks like a kettle moraine
In a rich man's house there is no place to spit but his face.
Diogenes Of Sinope
ID: 1301325 · Report as offensive
Profile Bill Walker
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 4 Sep 99
Posts: 3868
Credit: 2,697,267
RAC: 0
Canada
Message 1301395 - Posted: 2 Nov 2012, 20:33:02 UTC - in response to Message 1301325.  

it looks like a kettle moraine


Close enough! It did indeed start as kettle, but has become a bog as the water level dropped around here over the last 15,000 or so years. I would have accepted a kettle or a bog.

For those not up on their glaciers, a kettle starts when a passing glacier digs a big old hole in the dirt,and then leaves a few cubic miles of ice in it when it retreats. Once the ice finally melts you are left with a kettle: a dead end lake where water comes in but doesn't come out. (Sort of a roach motel for water.) At first this looks likes an average round lake, but the lack of water exchange means the water becomes slightly acidic, slightly salty, and very low in oxygen. As a result, only certain species of plant will grow in and and around it, and when they die and fall in the water they don't rot. They become a mat of dead vegetation around the edges with plants growing on top of it, that is the pale yellow stuff you see in the photo. Give this yellow stuff another few thousand years and it becomes peat.

For the bonus points,this is Sifton Bog in London, Ontario. My house is in the top left hand corner of the photo ;).

ID: 1301395 · Report as offensive
Profile skildude
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 4 Oct 00
Posts: 9529
Credit: 44,436,947
RAC: 0
Burma
Message 1301410 - Posted: 2 Nov 2012, 21:00:54 UTC



Where is this and what significance does this area have
In a rich man's house there is no place to spit but his face.
Diogenes Of Sinope
ID: 1301410 · Report as offensive
Profile Bill Walker
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 4 Sep 99
Posts: 3868
Credit: 2,697,267
RAC: 0
Canada
Message 1301418 - Posted: 2 Nov 2012, 21:15:36 UTC

Glacier related?

ID: 1301418 · Report as offensive
Profile zoom314
Volunteer tester
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 30 Nov 03
Posts: 58082
Credit: 42,540,639
RAC: 12,939
United States
Message 1301428 - Posted: 2 Nov 2012, 21:39:52 UTC - in response to Message 1301410.  

Is this an ancient pyroclastic flow?

Join the Resistance!!
ID: 1301428 · Report as offensive
Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
Volunteer tester
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 25 Dec 00
Posts: 19904
Credit: 25,839,311
RAC: 32,039
United States
Message 1301429 - Posted: 2 Nov 2012, 21:42:23 UTC

Result of an ice dam breaking?

ID: 1301429 · Report as offensive
John McLeod VII
Volunteer developer
Volunteer tester
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 15 Jul 99
Posts: 24806
Credit: 757,100
RAC: 14
United States
Message 1301458 - Posted: 2 Nov 2012, 23:03:49 UTC

Ancient sand dune or sea bed?


BOINC WIKI
ID: 1301458 · Report as offensive
Profile Julie
Volunteer moderator
Volunteer tester
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 28 Oct 09
Posts: 33394
Credit: 10,631,396
RAC: 9,638
Belgium
Message 1301623 - Posted: 3 Nov 2012, 10:57:47 UTC

The desert near Sierra Nevada?

rOZZ
MUSIC
ID: 1301623 · Report as offensive
Profile skildude
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 4 Oct 00
Posts: 9529
Credit: 44,436,947
RAC: 0
Burma
Message 1301679 - Posted: 3 Nov 2012, 14:23:22 UTC

answers to all are no and specifically not on the North American continent
In a rich man's house there is no place to spit but his face.
Diogenes Of Sinope
ID: 1301679 · Report as offensive
Profile Chris SCrowdfunding Project Donor
Volunteer tester
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 19 Nov 00
Posts: 39362
Credit: 27,907,543
RAC: 44,255
United Kingdom
Message 1301687 - Posted: 3 Nov 2012, 14:55:22 UTC

Lava flows?
ID: 1301687 · Report as offensive
Profile celttooth
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 21 Nov 99
Posts: 26503
Credit: 27,949,798
RAC: 1,332
Canada
Message 1301882 - Posted: 4 Nov 2012, 0:20:48 UTC

lava mats hawaii
ID: 1301882 · Report as offensive
Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
Volunteer tester
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 25 Dec 00
Posts: 19904
Credit: 25,839,311
RAC: 32,039
United States
Message 1301890 - Posted: 4 Nov 2012, 0:32:59 UTC

Rift valley?

ID: 1301890 · Report as offensive
Profile Julie
Volunteer moderator
Volunteer tester
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 28 Oct 09
Posts: 33394
Credit: 10,631,396
RAC: 9,638
Belgium
Message 1302219 - Posted: 4 Nov 2012, 18:54:13 UTC

Africa?

rOZZ
MUSIC
ID: 1302219 · Report as offensive
Profile skildude
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 4 Oct 00
Posts: 9529
Credit: 44,436,947
RAC: 0
Burma
Message 1302377 - Posted: 5 Nov 2012, 3:35:25 UTC - in response to Message 1302219.  

rift valley and Africa - yes
In a rich man's house there is no place to spit but his face.
Diogenes Of Sinope
ID: 1302377 · Report as offensive
Profile skildude
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 4 Oct 00
Posts: 9529
Credit: 44,436,947
RAC: 0
Burma
Message 1302530 - Posted: 5 Nov 2012, 18:15:26 UTC

bump do we need further hints? I think we are just about there
In a rich man's house there is no place to spit but his face.
Diogenes Of Sinope
ID: 1302530 · Report as offensive
Profile Julie
Volunteer moderator
Volunteer tester
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 28 Oct 09
Posts: 33394
Credit: 10,631,396
RAC: 9,638
Belgium
Message 1302544 - Posted: 5 Nov 2012, 18:29:09 UTC

Masai Mara. Zebras and wildebeests cross this path to migrate to parks by the millions.

rOZZ
MUSIC
ID: 1302544 · Report as offensive
Profile skildude
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 4 Oct 00
Posts: 9529
Credit: 44,436,947
RAC: 0
Burma
Message 1302545 - Posted: 5 Nov 2012, 18:33:19 UTC - in response to Message 1302544.  

nope but fairly close
In a rich man's house there is no place to spit but his face.
Diogenes Of Sinope
ID: 1302545 · Report as offensive
Profile zoom314
Volunteer tester
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 30 Nov 03
Posts: 58082
Credit: 42,540,639
RAC: 12,939
United States
Message 1302550 - Posted: 5 Nov 2012, 18:40:38 UTC

The "Great Rift Valley"?

Join the Resistance!!
ID: 1302550 · Report as offensive
Profile Julie
Volunteer moderator
Volunteer tester
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 28 Oct 09
Posts: 33394
Credit: 10,631,396
RAC: 9,638
Belgium
Message 1302557 - Posted: 5 Nov 2012, 18:56:18 UTC

With some of the world's largest and deepest freshwater lakes at this point.

rOZZ
MUSIC
ID: 1302557 · Report as offensive
Previous · 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6 . . . 36 · Next

Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mystery landscape game


 
©2017 University of California
 
SETI@home and Astropulse are funded by grants from the National Science Foundation, NASA, and donations from SETI@home volunteers. AstroPulse is funded in part by the NSF through grant AST-0307956.