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Largest hydrocarbon lake in Titan's southern hemisphere, near the poles, roughly the size and shape of Lake Ontario and shaped somewhat like a footprint. The lake is extremely shallow by Earth standards, only 0.5-3 meters thick, which were shown to rise and fall with the seasons. It is also extremely flat, with waves rising no more than a dime's width, indicating virtually non-existant winds at the time of the measurements. The first observed well developed river delta flows into it. Ethane has been identified in the lake.
Ontario Lacus Web Pages[edit | edit source]
Ontario Lacus In the News[edit | edit source]
Lake Levels Found to Rise and Fall (Jul 2010)[edit | edit source]
Flyover Video Created (July 2010)[edit | edit source]
Ontario Lacus Surprisingly Shallow and Wave-Free (Dec 2010)[edit | edit source]
- See Ontario Lacus, Ligeia Mare