Saturday, February 7, 2009

Lake Erie and the Golden Rectangle

Lake Erie is the fourth largest lake (by surface area) of the five Great Lakes, and the tenth largest globally.

On February 7, 2009, New York Times reported that one man died after more than 100 ice fisherman who ventured a mile onto the western Ohio shores of Lake Erie Saturday had to be rescued after an eight-mile long portion of ice they were on broke away amid warming conditions and starting drifting north.

An ice floe is a floating chunk of ice that is less than 10 kilometers (six miles) in its greatest dimension. Wider chunks of ice are called ice fields.

Click the figure below to see the interactive illustration of Lake Erie and the Golden Rectangle.

Lake Erie
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