Gypcrete Interdunes, QAA Line - QLD

  Point of Interest

Position

DEG: -25.87236 138.162582
DMS: 25º 52' 20.5" S 138º 09' 45.3" E
UTM: 54 J 7135377mN 215659mE
Altitude: 28.79m

Description

Place Type

Recreation - Point of Interest

Location

119.37kms West of Birdsville
327.73kms NorthEast of Oodnadatta
372.76kms SouthWest of Boulia
381.55kms NorthEast of William Creek

Address & Contact

Simpson Desert National Park
Queensland
Phone: N/A
Email: N/A
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Information

Gypsum crystals are caused by saline ground water evaporating under the hot desert sun. This crust, which is known as Gypcrete, forms and often occurs where the lower parts of the desert basins lie adjacent to dried salt lakes. Since high rainfall would dissolve any sulphates, Gypcrete can only develop in arid conditions. Tyre tracks can be an unsightly look to Gypcrete areas, so please refrain from making your own tracks as they will remain for many years.
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Weather

Closest Weather Station

Birdsville at 30/09:00pm EST
Distance from Gypcrete Interdunes, QAA Line 118.46km E
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts
20.9°C16.0°C33%4.0°C1014.0hPa0.0mmSW19km/hr
10knots
20km/hr
11knots

Closest Climatic Station

Birdsville Airport
Distance from Gypcrete Interdunes, QAA Line 118.46km E
 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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