Loch Vostok

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Loch Vostok
Lake Vostok Sat Photo color.jpg
Radar satellite image o Loch Vostok
Coordinates 77°30′S 106°00′E / 77.500°S 106.000°E / -77.500; 106.000Coordinates: 77°30′S 106°00′E / 77.500°S 106.000°E / -77.500; 106.000
Loch teep Subglacial rift loch
Basin kintras Antarcticae
Max. lenth 250 km (160 mi)[1]
Max. with 50 km (30 mi)[1]
Surface aurie 12,500 km2 (4,830 sq mi)
Average deepth 432 m (1,417 ft)
Max. deepth 510 m (1,700 ft)[1] tae 900 m (3,000 ft)[2]
Watter vollum 5,400 km3 (1,300 cu mi)[2] ± 1,600 km3 (400 cu mi)
Residence time 13,300 yrs
Surface elevation ~ −500 m (−1,600 ft)
Islands 1
Dounsets Vostok Station

Loch Vostok (Roushie: Озеро Восток, Ozero Vostok, lit. "Loch East") is the lairgest o Antarcticae's awmaist 400 kent subglacial lochs.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Antarctica's Lake Vostok Controversy". Antarctic and Southern Ocean Coalition. 2010. Retrieved 10 Februar 2011. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Subglacial Lake Facts". Ldeo.columbia.edu. Retrieved 7 Februar 2012.