Taken 23-Jun-07
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Category:Travel and Places
Subcategory:North America
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Keywords:America, California, Lake, Lee Vining, Mono, Mono Lake Tufa SNR, North America, Tufa, U.S., US, USA, United States, United States of America
Photo Info

Dimensions3600 x 2400
Original file size5.87 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken23-Jun-07 12:09
Date modified9-Mar-14 16:13
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi
Focal length32 mm
Max lens aperturef/4
Exposure1/125 at f/8
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Landscape
ISO speedISO 100
Metering modePattern
Mono Lake Tufa Towers, CA

Mono Lake Tufa Towers, CA

Tufa columns are an unusual form of tufa typically associated with saline lakes. They are distinct from most tufa deposits in that they lack any significant macrophyte component; this is due to the salinity excluding mesophilic organisms. Some tufa columns may actually form from hot-springs and therefore actually be a form of travertine. It is generally thought that such features form from CaCO3 precipitated when carbonate rich source waters emerge into alkaline soda lakes. They have also been found in marine settings.