and I thought Nevada was a hot desert..
Thanks, it's a nice pic
This part of Nevada is all high elevation. Valley bottoms (like in the photo) are at least 1,400 meters (4,600 ft) above sea-level. Mountains in the Sierra Nevada range (also in California) are up to almost 4,500 meters (14,500 ft).
It is very dry here, because the mountains create a "rain-shadow." Humidity is also very low, dropping below 5% at times this August. The high elevation and low humidity allow the air temperature to change very rapidly, sometimes by 25C (45F) or more in only eight hours!
Hm.. that's quite a diverse climate,
and perhaps because of the high altitude, water would just flow away.
Reminds me of the Gobi desert of China.
Many Indian rivers originate in China. But W China is arid and India is full of dense forests.
Looking at my earlier post, I made a mistake with temperature conversions (F in the US is very confusing). I've watched the summer temps on clear days here go from around freezing just before sunrise to almost 100F (38C) by early afternoon. That's a change of about 36C or 65F. Temperatures change just as much at higher elevations, they're just at colder limits.
Can't imagine how you must have felt, sweating in the day, freezing in the night..
Even I make a lot of mistakes while trying to convert from 'C' to 'F' and vice versa... we use 'C' so 'F' seems a little weird. Thanks for info.
Fahrenheit "weird?" Yep. Next time I'll just use Kelvins. ;-)
PS- You may find it odd, but I do prefer Kelvin over Fahrenheit ;)
Engineering major? If the atmosphere liquefied around here, it would certainly make it easier to calculate triple-points. ;-)
Haha! I like your sense of humor! ;D
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