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 (1075)

Willi Frerich on December 25, 2012

For you and your family Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Best wishes, Willi

eisenfred for peace on December 29, 2012

Ich wünsche Dir viel Glück fürs nächste Jahr und vor allem wundervolle Bildmotive. Gruss Mario

- - - M.Balázs - - - on December 31, 2012

I wish you a Happy New Year!

Best wishes,

Balázs

azizaH on December 31, 2012

Happy New Year 2013 to you and your family

Salam, azizaH.

Clark Wu on December 31, 2012

Very nice photo,my friend Mahdi,like

Greetings from China

阿州

Elena(JR) on January 1, 2013

Happy New Year 2013! Best wishes! Greetings from Latvia! Laimīgu Jauno gadu! ElenaJR

André Bonacin on January 1, 2013

Happy 2013, Mahdi!

enioprado on January 2, 2013

Beautiful

Ehsan1980 on January 16, 2013

عجب عکسی. مستقیم رفت تو فَووریت ها

Yosarsif مهدی کلهر on January 16, 2013

ممنون

این عکس داستان داره و سر همین تصویر من از این آلبوم رفتم. بالای نقشه یه عکس دیگه هست که همینو یه بار دیگه تو یه آلبوم آپلود کردم.

Valerio Manassero on January 19, 2013

Beautiful picture LIKE + Fav! Many greetings from Italy, Valerio

helio antunes on January 20, 2013

Bela foto...!!Bom dia e bom domingo!!

Patrick LeThorois on January 20, 2013

Je vous souhaite une très Bonne Année 1013 qu'elle vous apporte le bonheur, la santé, l'amour, le travail, l'argent et toutes les choses que vous avez envie sans aucune modération !!

Amicalement

Patrick

Yosarsif مهدی کلهر on January 22, 2013

I would Like to wish you and your family HAPPY NEW YEAR 2013.


All the best from Iran, Mahdi

Garcia R on January 29, 2013

INCREDIBLE desert photography, dear friend Mahdi. is a place with temperatures too high! Thank you very much for the information,

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Best wishes,

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Sandro & Cristina on January 29, 2013

Fantastic shot! Mahdi, like.

Greetings from Italy, Sandro e Cristina

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Angelofruhr on January 31, 2013

Uncredible temperatures if your description are right!! And I have no doubt...how can anybody stand?

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Warm ( better cold) :-) greetings from Germany, Angelika

Gitte13 on January 31, 2013

This is just beautiful :-). ! L + F Greetings from Denmark

Mahdi Kalhor on January 31, 2013

Hello everyone.

Thanks and welcome my friends.

All the best from Iran, Mahdi


Angelika

There is no creature in Lut desrt!

dziwnowik on January 31, 2013

I ♥ this photo !!!!

 **L** was alerdy

♥ ♥ ♥ greetings from Dziwnów , Peterek ♥ ♥ ♥


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  • Uploaded on September 7, 2011
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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)
    • Focal Length: 6.40mm
    • F/Stop: f/3.200
    • ISO Speed: ISO80
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash

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