Claypan - NT

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Position

DEG: -25.03014 137.898575
DMS: 25º 01' 48.5" S 137º 53' 54.87" E
UTM: 53 J 7228583mN 792504mE
Altitude: 72.94m

Description

Place Type

Services - Hazard

Location

175.13kms NorthWest of Birdsville
311.35kms SouthWest of Boulia
340.04kms East of Finke (Aputula)
371.11kms NorthEast of Oodnadatta

Address & Contact

Simpson NT
Phone: N/A
Email: N/A
Web: N/A

Information

Claypans, like eagle's nests are another good natural landmark that can be used to help navigation in remote desert areas. Tracks in the desert will generally go around a claypan as they can hold water after rain and may pose a hazard by becoming sticky - vehicles can become bogged in extremely wet claypans in the desert. However, when dry, claypans are generally very hard.
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TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts

Closest Climatic Station

Birdsville Airport
Distance from Claypan 174.39km SE
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C40.238.135.231.825.621.121.824.729.932.936.038.5
Mean Min. °C26.424.721.717.111.27.37.08.713.617.021.223.8
Mean Rain mm20.933.040.51.36.411.85.44.17.211.418.28.4

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