Mi Visita Virtual a S. America
By: bora Topal
Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia
Salar de Uyuni is the biggest salt flat in the world. It covers a pool of brine which is rich in lithium, therefore it is a source of both salt and lithium. It is famous because of how is like a giant mirror in the wet season when there is a small layer water on the salt. It's so flat that scientist use the salt flat to calibrate satellites altitude meters. Salar de uyuni isapproximately four thousand square miles and around twelve thousand feet above average sea level.
Torres del Paine, Chile
The torres del paine national park consists of mountains, glaciers, lakes, and rivers. The park is about 598593 acres and averages 150 thousand visitors a year. The park has had 3 fires, in 1985, 2005, and 2011. The paine mountain range consists of three granite peaks. Their peaks are 8,202 feet above sea level.
Salto Ángel, Venezuela
Angel Falls is the worlds highest uninterrupted waterfall. It has a height of 3,212 feet. It was named after the first pilot who flew over it, Jimmie Angel. His ashes were scattered over the waterfall after he died. Angel had tried to land on top of the mountain but his plane got stuck in the ground, it took him and his passengers 11 days to return to civilization.
The amazon rainforest covers 2.1 million sq mi. The majority (60%) of the rainforest is in Brazil, the rest is in Peru, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia, Guyana, Suriname and French guiana. Dust from the Sahara Desert provides over half of the fertilizing dust for the Amazon. The desert dust contains phosphorus which helps plant growth.