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

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Gandom 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.

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Comments (1073)

Dušan Railfan on October 15, 2012

Like591!

Josef Grohs on October 18, 2012

!*! + L!!!

Very interesting article! Thanks and greetings from Austria

Pepe Balsas on October 21, 2012

Mahdi Kalhor:

Bella composición. bonitos colores.

Like 593

Saludos desde España.

Mahmoud Momtazan on October 28, 2012

:)

stefano - NO VIEWS ! on October 28, 2012

very beautiful shot

YSL

regards, stefano

Admin Kazemi آدمین … on October 29, 2012

این عکس واقعن زیباست

imran gündüz on November 2, 2012

Harika

ali khalili on November 3, 2012

زیباست

Azize P. on November 4, 2012

Great shot. Like.

A..W.. on November 11, 2012

Very nice shot. LIKE Greetings.

Ahmet Bekir on November 11, 2012

Wonderful image and nice scenery Mahdi, ...like+YS, best wishes, Ahmet

Ilie Olar on November 12, 2012

Very nice colors! Ysl!

Greetings from Romania, Ilie

Анатолий Хальман on November 12, 2012

Very interesting composition!

Wonderful photo!

YSL!

Warm greeting, Anatoly

Patricia pato on November 13, 2012

Una imagen perfecta,gran captura! L+F- gracias por visitar mi galería-Saludos,Patricia

Dana Valentová on November 16, 2012

REALLY AMAZING !!

BIG L+F

Best wishes, Dana

irma roa oppliger on November 24, 2012

Una nocturna maravillosa!!! no se quien es el que no selecciona!!! esta foto merece ser seleccionada para Google!

pourpanahi on November 25, 2012

likeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

helio antunes on December 11, 2012

Que este natal encha os nossos corações de amor e paz Feliz Natal e um Próspero Ano Novo.

Yosarsif مهدی کلهر on December 11, 2012

ای روزگار

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Carmen T. on December 20, 2012

Beautiful desert photography, my friend Mahdi. is a place with temperatures too high!

Thank you very much for the information,

L&F

Best wishes, and wish for you and your family much happiness and happy new year

Carmen

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    by Mahdi Kalhor
    • Camera: Canon PowerShot A2100 IS
    • Taken on 2011/04/02 06:00:26
    • Exposure: 0.002s (1/500)
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    • F/Stop: f/3.200
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