Lake Superior Waves

October 20, 2008


Provided and copyright by: Mike Klarich, M&K Photography
Summary Author: Jim Foster, Mike Klarich

The photo above shows a view of Lake Superior taken from the lake's northwestern shore in Minnesota on March 16, 2008. Lake Superior's surface area of 31,700 sq mi (82,100 sq km) is greater than any other fresh water body on earth. Gales can come on suddenly, especially during the autumn when low pressure systems sweep over the lake causing Superior's surface to roil with waves that can overcome the sturdiest of ships.