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By Antonio Mendez, Matt Baglio

The genuine account of the 1979 rescue of six American hostages from Iran

On November four, 1979, Iranian militants stormed the yank embassy in Tehran and captured dozens of yank hostages, sparking a 444-day ordeal and a quake in worldwide politics nonetheless reverberating at the present time. yet there's a little-known drama hooked up to the difficulty: six americans escaped. And a top-level CIA officer named Antonio Mendez devised an creative but really dicy plan to rescue them sooner than they have been detected.

Disguising himself as a Hollywood manufacturer, and supported by means of a solid of specialist forgers, deep conceal CIA operatives, overseas brokers, and Hollywood lighting tricks artists, Mendez traveled to Tehran below the guise of scouting destinations for a pretend technology fiction movie referred to as Argo. whereas pretending to discover the ideal movie backdrops, Mendez and a colleague succeeded in contacting the escapees, and smuggling them out of Iran.

Antonio Mendez eventually info the terribly complicated and hazardous operation he led greater than 3 a long time in the past. A riveting tale of mystery identities and overseas intrigue, Argo is the gripping account of the history-making collusion among Hollywood and high-stakes espionage.

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The data produced go straight into a computer and don’t get checked until months later, when the surveyors are more likely back in the lab than on the boat. As such, historic bathymetric maps can be more accurate than modern ones. Fresh and Salt Mix Beneath the surface, the bay today is a blend of unusual topography and marine and riverine waters. But its most defining feature is that it is an estuary. The most telltale sign of the presence of estuarine conditions is the change in salinity as the water flows from inland out to the ocean.

The water is about 30 ppt—nearly as salty as straight seawater—beneath the Golden Gate. In other words, the salinity is greatest near the ocean and smallest near the rivers. The rivers—two large ones and nearly a dozen tributaries—deliver most of the fresh water in the estuary. These rivers, in turn, gather their water from the runoff of rain and the melting of snow into creeks, streams, drains, and culverts from a watershed that encompasses 40 percent of the state of California. Nearly half the land area of the state drains into San Francisco Bay.

29 ANATOMY OF A WATERSHED The land that makes up the drainage area of the bay, each of its rivers, and every creek, is a watershed. To visualize a watershed, place a piece of paper in your palm and crumple it loosely. Then imagine rain falling into the loose bowl of paper you’ve created, and collecting at the lowest point in your palm. The paper bowl is like a watershed. Place several such bowls side by side, and their edges represent the ridgelines and hills dividing one watershed from another.

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