Highlights from the Seminar

Explorer introduces three new geographic features!

Where in the world!?

Katherine Gross, explorer of new features, has identified and named three new geographic landmarks on the planet. The Great Salt Lake is located in Ohio in a state park, at the coordinates of 41.1667° North and 112.5833° West.

Mt. Fuji is in Japan, near Tokyo, and located at the coordinates of 35.363576° North and 138.730717° East.

Angel Falls is in a country park in Venezuela, with the exact coordinates of 5.9675° North and 62.5375° West.

The New Geographic Features

About the Great Salt Lakes

Type of Geographic Feature: The Great Salt Lake is a body of water with land surrounding all sides. The name says it all; it is a lake.


Formed by: There are several theories of how The Great Salt Lake was formed but, the most prominent theory would be that it is a remnant of the Lake Bonneville. Ancient terraces were etched into Lake Bonneville and eventually eroded by water and wind to sink back into the water. After the ice age the Earth’s climate became drier and the sediment under the water grew hard, this caused the humongous Lake Bonneville to recede into the smaller Great Salt Lake.


Human Interaction: The Great Salt Lake is a popular tourist attraction and is a national park for the state of Utah. Citizens can watch birds and ride horses along the lake side and can learn about the surrounding areas by taking hikes through along the lake.

Mt. Fuji

Type of Geographic Feature: Mt. Fuji is a mountain, but no ordinary mountain. Mt. Fuji is volcanic and has erupted several times in past years.


Formed by: Mt. Fuji is believed to have emerged from several other volcanic mountains in the area. Slowly taking over the surrounding area and dominating space among them, some of these mountains included Komitake and Ko-Fuji. Since then Fuji has grown in size and become more active throughout the years.


Human Interaction: The volcanic mountain Fuji has erupted several times in the previous years and has impacted the cultural and economics of the surrounding cities. It has greatly impacted surrounding features due to expulsions and ash. It is also a popular tourist attraction and is admired for its incomparable beauty.

Angel Falls

Type of Geographic Feature: Angel Falls is a waterfall, but not just an ordinary waterfall. The largest one in the world! Waterfalls run from bodies of water over the edge of rocky cliffs or eroded slides.


Formed by: This waterfall was formed in the inner parts of Auyán-tepui, the tributary next to the Churúm. The Churúm is a canyon that helped to form Angel Falls many years ago, the water flowing over the falls is the water from the famous river. Since then due to water erosion the falls have become wider and larger, making it that tallest waterfall in the world.


Human Interaction: Angel Falls is a part of a National Park in Venezuela; the Canaima National Park to be exact. The people in the not only the region, but the world come to look upon the majestic beauty of Angel Falls. It is a protected landmark due to its place in park.

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