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Salar De Uyuni

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dana tam

on 11 March 2014

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Transcript of Salar De Uyuni

Salar De Uyuni
"Where Heaven And Earth Merge"

What is Salar De Uyuni ?

Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia is a place people don’t just visit. Rather, they inhale its vastness and colours with every fibre of their being. Salar de Uyuni is a place of superlatives – the world’s largest salt flat, world’s biggest reserve of lithium, the best place on Earth to callibrate satellites – in short: a visual miracle and mirror to the sky.
Salar de Uyuni (or Salar de Tunupa) is is located in the in southwest Bolivia, near the crest of the Andes and is at an elevation of (11,995 ft) above mean sea level
The formation of the salar de uyuni
The Salar contains large amounts of sodium, potassium, lithium and magnesium ), Bolivia holds about 50 to 70% of the world's lithium reserves; most of those are located in the Salar de Uyuni.
The salt surface
The Salar was formed as a result of transformations between several prehistoric lakes.More than 40,000 years ago, the area was part of the giant prehistoric Lake Minchin that has since dried out, leaving behind the two lakes, Poopo and Uru Uru, and the two salt deserts, Salar de Coipasa and Salar de Uyuni.
utter silence, an all-encompassing austere beauty, and an astonishing view of the night sky.
What Makes Salar De Uyuni a magnificent place ?
1.Considering Salar de Uyuni’s remoteness, in winter the shallow salt lake perfectly mirrors the sky, creating bizarre illusions of infinity.
2.Despite the desert dryness, freezing night temperatures, and fierce desert sun, this landscape is not devoid of life. Pink flamingos, ancient cacti, and rare hummingbirds all live in the Salar de Uyuni.
3. As is not hard to imagine, Salar de Uyuni provides an excellent target surface for testing and calibration for satellites, or more specifically their remote sensing instruments. The clear skies, dry air, minimal elevation deviation, large, smooth surface and high surface reflectivity during the rainy season make Salar de Uyuni five times better geared for satellite calibration than the ocean’s surface.
• Salar de Uyuni is the world’s biggest salt flat with a measurement of 10,582 km squared ,which can be found in Bolivia, South America.

• Salar de Uyuni contains a large amount of chemical metals including sodium, magnesium, potassium, and 50 to 70% of the world’s lithium resource that is extracted to make batteries.

• Salar de Uyuni has little wildlife, but has 80 species of visiting and migrating birds, including three species of flamingos, as well as a few islands, as well as hot springs .

• Salar de Uyuni was originally believed to be completely flat, and can make photographs look distorted, but GPSs have shown it has some tiny undulations in the surface.

• Salar de Uyuni is sometimes covered in clear water, making the salt flat also the largest natural mirror.

• NASA uses Salar de Uyuni, since it is unmoving and easily spottable, to figure the positioning of NASA’s satellite.

6 Facts about Salar De Uyuni
Despite the economic benefit of the salt there's also another benefit which attracts tourists to this area to enjoy the area's silence,and the magnificent view at night , by creating hotels of sault
I hope you have enjoyed our presentation about one of the pieces of heaven, the place where heaven and earth merge

Done by: Dana Tamimi
Raneen Al Bajjeh
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