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Camera Kodak DX6490 | Focal length: 6,3mm | Shutter speed: 1:500
F: f/5.6 | Original size: 2304 x 1728 | Date: 2005/07/16/13:42 hrs.
Camera Kodak DX6490 | Focal length: 34,6mm | Shutter speed: 1:350
F: f/6.3 | Original size: 2304 x 1728 | Date: 2005/07/16/12:57hrs.
If there is snow in the desert, the danger
increases. We must not forget that this is an isolated sector and there
is no help in the event of an accident. Water, product to thaw could
erode the roads and prevent the return with the vehicle.
Puquios Sector in Paipote Creek, July 2005: With a little snow the aspect changes considerably. The hills appear more present, closer. Unfortunately, this phenomenon is rare, especially in the heights of the abandoned village of Puquios.
More information about the abandoned village of Puquios: See here
Snow in the Atacama Desert, especially in the high altitude sectors, is considered an important contribution to the groundwater system. But it should be taken into consideration that snow in the heights of the Andes mountain range disappears by sublimation. That is, directly from the solid state (ice) it is transferred to the gaseous state.
Behavior in the desert
The Andes mountains (I)
The Andes mountains (II)
Atacama desert (1)
Atacama desert (2)
Rains in the Atacama desert
Flowering desert (1)
Flowering desert (2)
Flowering desert (3)
Snow in the Atacama desert (1)
● Snow in the Atacama desert (2)
Las Dunas de Atacama
Pissis 1875: Desierto Atacama
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