Keywords:united, states, california, america, usa, state, landscape, inland, desert, valley, hot, extreme, highway, environment, national, park, wilderness
Dimensions7087 x 4724
Original file size4.81 MB
Date taken4-Jun-07 11:41
Date modified15-Oct-12 20:46
Camera modelCanon PowerShot A710 IS
Focal length5.8 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure1/500 at f/8
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
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Death Valley 1
Death Valley is located in Eastern California within the Mojave Desert. It is one of the hottest locations in the world holding the record for the highest temperature in the world - a blazing 56.7 °C, at Furnace Creek on July 10, 1913. During this same heat wave five consecutive days reached 54 °C or above.
The depth and shape of Death Valley influence its summer temperatures. The valley is a long, narrow basin (Badwater Basin) 86 metres below sea level (the lowest in North America), yet is walled by high, steep mountain ranges. The clear, dry air and sparse plant cover allow sunlight to heat the desert surface. Summer nights provide little relief as overnight lows may only dip into the 28 to 37 °C range.