UNDERWATER HOTEL IN FLORIDA : QUALITY INN PITTSBURGH UNIVERSITY
Underwater Hotel In Florida
- submerged: beneath the surface of the water; "submerged rocks"
- Underwater is a term describing the realm below the surface of water where the water exists in a natural feature (called a body of water) such as an ocean, sea, lake, pond, or river. Three quarters of the planet Earth is covered by water.
- Situated, occurring, or done beneath the surface of the water
- subaqueous: growing or remaining under water; "viewing subaqueous fauna from a glass-bottomed boat"; "submerged leaves"
- Florida is a Barcelona Metro station in the municipality of L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, served by L1 (red line). The station opened in 1987 as part of the newly-built extension of the subway line further into L'Hospitalet.
- Florida is the debut full-length studio album by producer and DJ Diplo.
- A state in the southeastern US, on a peninsula that extends into the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico; pop. 15,982,378; capital, Tallahassee; statehood, Mar. 3, 1845 (27). Explored by Ponce de Leon in 1513, it was purchased from Spain by the US in 1819. It is a popular resort and retirement area
- a state in southeastern United States between the Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico; one of the Confederate states during the American Civil War
- A hotel is an establishment that provides paid lodging on a short-term basis. The provision of basic accommodation, in times past, consisting only of a room with a bed, a cupboard, a small table and a washstand has largely been replaced by rooms with modern facilities, including en-suite
- An establishment providing accommodations, meals, and other services for travelers and tourists
- In French contexts an hotel particulier is an urban "private house" of a grand sort. Whereas an ordinary maison was built as part of a row, sharing party walls with the houses on either side and directly fronting on a street, an hotel particulier was often free-standing, and by the eighteenth
- A code word representing the letter H, used in radio communication
- a building where travelers can pay for lodging and meals and other services
A beach is a geological landform along the shoreline of an ocean, sea. It usually consists of loose particles which are often composed of rock, such as sand, gravel, shingle, pebbles or cobblestones. The particles of which the beach is composed can sometimes instead primarily be of biological origins, such as whole or fragmentary mollusc shells or fragments of coralline algae. Wild beaches are beaches which do not have lifeguards or trappings of modernity nearby, such as resorts and hotels. They are sometimes called undeclared, undeveloped or undiscovered beaches. Wild beaches can be valued for their untouched beauty and preserved nature. They are most commonly found in less developed areas including, for example, parts of Puerto Rico, Thailand, the Philippines, and Indonesia. Beaches often occur along coastal areas where wave or current action deposits and reworks sediments. Although the seashore is most commonly associated with the word beach, beaches are found by lakes and alongside large rivers, as well as by the sea or oceans. Beach may refer to: small systems where rock material moves onshore, offshore, or alongshore by the forces of waves and currents; or geological units of considerable size. The former are described in detail below; the larger geological units are discussed elsewhere under bars. There are several conspicuous parts to a beach which relate to the processes that form and shape it. The part mostly above water (depending upon tide), and more or less actively influenced by the waves at some point in the tide, is termed the beach berm. The berm is the deposit of material comprising the active shoreline. The berm has a crest (top) and a face — the latter being the slope leading down towards the water from the crest. At the very bottom of the face, there may be a trough, and further seaward one or more long shore bars: slightly raised, underwater embankments formed where the waves first start to break. The sand deposit may extend well inland from the berm crest, where there may be evidence of one or more older crests (the storm beach) resulting from very large storm waves and beyond the influence of the normal waves. At some point the influence of the waves (even storm waves) on the material comprising the beach stops, and if the particles are small enough (sand size or smaller) , winds shape the feature. Where wind is the force distributing the grains inland, the deposit behind the beach becomes a dune. These geomorphic features compose what is called the beach profile. The beach profile changes seasonally due to the change in wave energy experienced during summer and winter months. The beach profile is higher during the summer due to the gentle wave action during this season. The lower energy waves deposit sediment on the beach berm and dune, adding to the beach profile. Conversely, the beach profile is lower in the winter due to the increased wave energy associated with storms. Higher energy waves erode sediment from the beach berm and dune, and deposit it off shore, forming longshore bars. The removal of sediment from the beach berm and dune decreases the beach profile. The line between beach and dune is difficult to define in the field. Over any significant period of time, sand is always being exchanged between them. The drift line (the high point of material deposited by waves) is one potential demarcation. This would be the point at which significant wind movement of sand could occur, since the normal waves do not wet the sand beyond this area. However, the drift line is likely to move inland under assault by storm waves. Beach formation Beaches are the result of wave action by which waves or currents move sand or other loose sediments of which the beach is made as these particles are held in suspension. Alternatively, sand may be moved by saltation (a bouncing movement of large particles). Beach materials come from erosion of rocks offshore, as well as from headland erosion and slumping producing deposits of scree. Some of the whitest sand in the world, along Florida's Emerald Coast, comes from the erosion of quartz in the Appalachian Mountains. A coral reef offshore is a significant source of sand particles. The shape of a beach depends on whether or not the waves are constructive or destructive, and whether the material is sand or shingle. Constructive waves move material up the beach while destructive waves move the material down the beach. On sandy beaches, the backwash of the waves removes material forming a gently sloping beach. On shingle beaches the swash is dissipated because the large particle size allows percolation, so the backwash is not very powerful, and the beach remains steep. Cusps and horns form where incoming waves divide, depositing sand as horns and scouring out sand to form cusps. This forms the uneven face on some sand shorelines. There are several beaches which are claimed to be the "World's longest", including Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh (120 km u
180 panorama - Moon Bar
View at "full-size". This is a 180 degree panorama of the Moon Bar at the top of the Banyan Tree Hotel in Bangkok. All of the city seen here has not been flooded. For more than two weeks, we have been hearing about the terrible floods in Thailand, and more recently, about how Bangkok is "underwater" and flooded. I decided to take a look around the inner Bangkok area where I live and work to see if I can find the flood ...that has inundated Bangkok ... that everyone is talking about. Bangkok is a city that covers more than 450 square miles, or about 1500 square km. The current flooding threat to Bangkok proper comes from two directions: a large mass of water the size of Denmark (or Florida, depending if you are listening to the BBC or CNN), and the overflow threat from the Chao Phraya river, which runs through Bangkok. The large mass of water is currently about 20 km north of "downtown" Bangkok, where these photos were taken. It appears to be creeping closer to the downtown area at a rate of about 1000 meters a day. It is either going to reach the downtown area in about 10 days, or, according to the latest news from the government, will just disappear by mid-November. The flooding threat from the Chao Phraya river is due to the fact that the river is extremely full of runoff, and there is a high tide this weekend, which threatens to force the river to overflow in areas where the seawall is not high enough. As recently as the 1970's, the Chao Phraya river overflowed every year, and people within a few blocks of the river were in knee-deep water during the rainy season. A network of seawalls was constructed in the 1980's which eliminated the seasonal floods from the river in the downtown areas. This weekend, the high tide (new moon) in unusually high, and threatens to flood the entire city. So far, not much has happened. About 20 km north of here, there is serious and devastating flooding going on. But in the urban, business portion of Bangkok, it is bone-dry.