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Panoramabillede af John Roberts EXPERT MAESTRO Taget 12:36, 19/01/2013 - Views loading...

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Above the Inversion, Red Butte, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

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The Red Butte gets its name from the nugget sandstone formation, deposited as sand dunes 150 to 200 million years ago. The Red Butte Canyon sandstone was once quarried for use in construction. The old Salt Lake City Hall, located across the street from the State Capitol building, is constructed of the rock brought down by rail car. Several old houses in the area on Capitol Hill are also constructed of the same material.

On this cold January morning, the valley below is locked in an atmospheric inversion, when cold air traps fog and pollution below that cannot rise through the warmer air above.   The surrounding mountains also help trap the pooled cold air and the ground cover of snow insures that temperatures near the ground will remain near or below freezing.  That morning, the 2.5 particulate index was near 40.  By way of comparison, on the same day in Beijing the PM2.5 was near 200.

  • Luis Erantzcani over 1 year ago
    Good color in a very interesting place to make a pano. Great image!
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    A: The Living Room on Red Butte, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

    Af John Roberts, 110 meter væk

    Over the years, hikers have constructed "The Livingroom" on the ridge of Red Butte above the northeas...

    The Living Room on Red Butte, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

    B: Red Butte, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

    Af John Roberts, 610 meter væk

    Near the University of Utah, the Red Butte Canyon Research Natural Area is a protected canyon watersh...

    Red Butte, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

    C: Below Perkins Peak, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

    Af John Roberts, 3.9 km væk

    A common mid-winter phenomenon, an inversion traps fog and smog within the valleys of Utah. Here abov...

    Below Perkins Peak, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

    D: Bonneville Shoreline Trail, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

    Af John Roberts, 3.9 km væk

    In the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains in northern Utah, the Bonneville Shoreline Trail stretches ...

    Bonneville Shoreline Trail, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

    E: Bonneville Shoreline Trail, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

    Af John Roberts, 4.3 km væk

     In the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains in northern Utah, the Bonneville Shoreline Trail stretches...

    Bonneville Shoreline Trail, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

    F: Black Mountain, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

    Af John Roberts, 4.4 km væk

    Straddling the ridge to Black Mountain, we have a grand view of Salt Lake City and the surroundings. ...

    Black Mountain, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

    G: Black Mountain, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

    Af John Roberts, 4.4 km væk

    Salt Lake City recedes to the southwest as you climb the ridge to Black Mountain.  To the west, Antel...

    Black Mountain, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

    H: Black Mountain, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

    Af John Roberts, 4.4 km væk

    Downtown Salt Lake is clearly visible from our perch along the Black Mountain ridge.  Mount Ogden, 40...

    Black Mountain, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

    I: Wasatch Range and Salt Lake from Black Mountain

    Af Jeff Bryan, 4.6 km væk

    A view of the Salt Lake Valley, the Wasatch Range, and Grandview peak, with the Great Salt Lake in th...

    Wasatch Range and Salt Lake from Black Mountain

    J: Bonneville Shoreline Trail, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

    Af John Roberts, 4.9 km væk

    In the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains in northern Utah, the Bonneville Shoreline Trail stretches ...

    Bonneville Shoreline Trail, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

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    Utah is a state located in the westcentral region of the United States of America.  Utah is the 13th largest state by area, ranks 34th by population and 10th by population density of the 50 United States.  Utah was the 45th state to be admitted into the Union, on January 4, 1896. Utah is landlocked, being bordered by the states of Idaho to the north, Wyoming to the northeast, Nevada on the west, Colorado on the east and Arizona to the south.  Utah is very mountainous and is a popular outing destination of the outdoorsman.  The state population is about 2.82M with 95% being Caucasian, 2.4% Asian, 1.7% Native American and 1.3% Black. The state capital and largest city is Salt Lake City.

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