گندم بریان در کویر لوت گرمترین نقطه کره زمین؟؟ تقدیم به زوج جوان خانواده مینایی Toward 'Gandom Beryan' in Lut Desert. Shadow temp:>55º C / Sunshine temp:>100° C, To Asian Panoramio Members

Not selected for Google Earth or Google Maps after a second review [?]

Ganom Beryan (Scorched Wheat)

  • We know the coldest locations are the ice-capped lands near the North and South Poles, but Where is the hottest place on Earth? According to MODIS (Moderate-Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer) installed on NASA's satellite "Aqua" the hottest place in 2004 and 2005 was the Lut desert of Iran, which reached 70.7 degrees C (159 degrees F). In 2003, Queensland, Australia, was the hottest place on Earth, with a temperature of 69.3 degrees C (157 degrees F).

Name of the plateau means "Scorched Wheat". There is a story that the name originated from the following event:

In 1950ies a caravan with camels bringing a load of wheat was going through the desert from Shahdad to Khorasan. Due to an accident they had to leave the wheat in the desert near the Gandom Beryan hill. Few days later drivers of another caravan noted the abandoned load - the grains were scorched due to the heat. Since then the hill got its present name.

Surroundings of Gandom Beryan have otherworldy beauty and lately are turning into a popular eco-tourism place.


The hottest part of Dasht-e Lut is Gandom Beryan - approximately 480 km² large plateau covered with dark lava. The source of this rock is a bit of a mystery as there are no volcanoes in vicinity. According to local legend this name (in translation from Persian - "Toasted wheat") originates from an accident where load of wheat left in the desert was scorched by the heat in a few days time.


Plateau is located in Shahdad Desert (part of Lut Desert). No roads lead to this remote plateau.

Temperatures on the top of plateau are bearable only in November - April. It is extremely silent here. Sky in the night is unusually clean and filled with stars - after all this is one of the driest places on Earth and water vapour does not disturb the view.

There are seen no life forms and it seems that there are no microorganisms here. Sterilised milk dries out without getting sour. There are stories about mummified corpses of animals lying on stones for years.

Theoretically the maximum temperatures of soil, if they exceed 70°C, should be enough to fry an egg.

Theoretically the maximum temperatures of soil, if they exceed 70°C, should be enough to fry an egg. Down, right next to the base plateau, there is a river valley with green plants in it - thus it is not true that Lut desert is totally lifeless. Also air and soil temperatures below are more bearable.

But it is also true that in many other places Lut desert is completely lifeless too.

Show more
Show less
Save Cancel Want to use bold, italic, links?

Comments (1053)

reza-tj on March 19, 2012

سال نو مبارک


با آرزوی سالی سرشار از شادی و سلامتی


beh108 on March 20, 2012

روزگارت بر مراد / روزهایت شاد شاد آسمانت بی غبار / سهم چشمانت بهار غلبت از هر غصه دور / بزم عشقت پر سرور بخت و تقدیرت بلند / عمر شیرینت بلند سرنوشتت تابناک / جسم و روحت پاک پاک

=================================

سال نو بر شما و خانواده گرامی مبارک

=================================

Arash Ghavamzadeh on March 21, 2012

سال نو بر شما و خانواده محترمتان مبارک

با آرزوی سالی خوش و سرشار از شادی و سلامتی

Gerhard Pilecky on March 22, 2012

It's a very amazing moment - I like this shot (and YS)
best wishes, gerry

ahmadreza Azimi on March 23, 2012

شاد باشید

Zoltán Sárdi A. ('SA… on March 28, 2012

Hi Mahdi, my friend! Brilliant photo! :-)

Have you seen this: 80 °C in Kuwait!!! (1983.07.13. Ramadan time!)

Hi, 'SAZ BP' from Hungary

Hollis chen on March 28, 2012

Very Nice colors and very good capture~

LIKE

Taiwan Kaohsiung,Hung-Chu Chen

Yosarsif مهدی کلهر on March 30, 2012

از یوزارسیف به هر کسی که این خبر را می خواند


بالای نقشه یک تصویر دیگر دیده می شود! چون گوگلی این عکس را قبول نکرد برای اینکه لجشو در بیاریم، اگر مقدور است بر روی آن کامنت بنویسید


باشد که خداوند در روز جزا شما را با حوریان محشور گرداند

-ila- on March 30, 2012

Mahdi: I had your message translated. Auf welcher Karte ist das andere Bild? Und wer oder was ist Ljshv? This one is beautiful! L&F, -ila-

Damon'sPics on March 30, 2012

Mahdi - Why is this tagged under lightning? No offense, but misleading tags are annoying.

Yosarsif مهدی کلهر on March 30, 2012

Oh! you're right Damon'sPics! I'll remove all them!

Thanks

All the best from Iran, Mahdi

UlrichSchnuerer on March 30, 2012

Hello Mahdi, very beautiful scene, like and YS!!!

Greetings from Germany, Uli

omid&Arman 2 on March 31, 2012

فسیل شدن عکس جدید نمیزاری پر کار

Mahdi Kalhor on March 31, 2012

Hi Uli

Great thanks for your kind words and YS.

All the best from Iran, Mahdi


omid_ka2

و که بیاد به بازار، کهنه میشه دل آزار

یوزارسیف اومد جای منو گرفت

:))

farshadSHB on April 1, 2012

درود بر شما و سال نو مبارک

Jaroslav Klečka on April 2, 2012

Fantastic shot. Congratulations! Like+FV Greetings from Czechia. Jaroslav

Yosarsif مهدی کلهر on April 2, 2012

Hi friends

I searched the Iranian desert and saw the great wonders that you see some of them in my albums. Some of them are unique in the world! and some of them are unique to Iran and can not be found anywhere in the world!

It is a pleasure to read your fantastic compliments. always you are welcome. wish you nice week. All the best from Iran, Mahdi

James_Martins on April 3, 2012

thanks -REGARDS - BIG AND WONDERFULL IRAN!

helio antunes on April 4, 2012

Parabéns amigo!!belíssima foto..gostei muito!!Abraço.

Sign up to comment. Sign in if you already did it.

Photo details

  • Uploaded on September 7, 2011
  • Attribution
    by Mahdi Kalhor
    • Camera: Canon PowerShot A2100 IS
    • Taken on 2011/04/02 06:00:26
    • Exposure: 0.002s (1/500)
    • Focal Length: 6.40mm
    • F/Stop: f/3.200
    • ISO Speed: ISO80
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash

Groups