Loch Vostok

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Loch Vostok
Lake Vostok Sat Photo color.jpg
Radar satellite image o Loch Vostok
Coordinates77°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 teepSubglacial rift loch
Basin kintrasAntarcticae
Max. lenth250 km (160 mi)[1]
Max. weenth50 km (30 mi)[1]
Surface aurie12,500 km2 (4,830 sq mi)
Average deepth432 m (1,417 ft)
Max. deepth510 m (1,700 ft)[1] tae 900 m (3,000 ft)[2]
Watter vollum5,400 km3 (1,300 cu mi)[2] ± 1,600 km3 (400 cu mi)
Residence time13,300 yrs
Surface elevation~ −500 m (−1,600 ft)
Islands1
SettlementsVostok 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 February 2011. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Subglacial Lake Facts". Ldeo.columbia.edu. Retrieved 7 February 2012.