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Imaggeo on Mondays: Salt Lake of Salt Dame of Qum

Salt Lake of Salt Dome of Qom

Salt Lake of Salt Dome of Qom

Image by Saeed Jabbari Boukani, distributed by EGU under a Creative Commons licence.

The Qom salt dome is located at 25 km northwest of Qom city and to the north of the main Saveh-Qom road. Its structural position is in the western of Alborz anticlinal system of the Qom Alborz range and approximately which is of Mio-Pliocene age. It has a regular gentle morphological shape. It covers an area about 6.5 km2 with a height of 285 m above the adjacent plain and 456 km3 volume at the surface.

Reminder If you’re pre-registered for the EGU General Assembly 2011, the deadline for the Photo Competitions is Friday, March 11, 2011.

Imaggeo is the online open access geosciences image repository of the European Geosciences Union. Every geoscientist who is an amateur photographer (but also other people) can submit their images to this repository. Being open access, it can be used by scientists for their presentations or publications as well as by the press. If you submit your images to imaggeo, you retain full rights of use, since they are licenced and distributed by EGU under a Creative Commons licence.

Vienna for the EGU General Assembly: getting there, sleeping and other things to do

This blogpost briefly covers getting to Vienna and things to do when you’re there. This is not intended to be a comprehensive guide, but to point people in the direction of existing information.

Getting to Vienna
Vienna’s International Airport is served by many of the major European airlines. If you would like to consider overland transport (e.g train, car) there is an Information page on the EGU General Assembly 2011 website.

Accommodation
Information on accommodation options can be found on the Accommodation page of the EGU GA 2011 website. Please note Mondial Congress and Events cannot guarantee after the 1st March 2011. Other accommodation options are http://www.jugendherberge.at or http://www.hostel.com. Further accommodations can be found on http://www.hotelscombined.com. Apartments for 2-5 persons from €39 / night / apartment are available on http://www.apartmentnetzwerk.at or http://www.govienna.net. Also consider other hotel booking websites such as hotels.com, kayak.com, expedia.com.

Other things to do in Vienna
The Vienna tourist board has information about Sightseeing, Shows, Shopping, Dining and other information about Vienna on it’s website. A fairly comprehensive list of the museums in Vienna can be found on the Tour My Country webpage for Austria.
Tourist information on Vienna can be found in the Arrivals Hall of Vienna International Airport or at the Tourist Information Centre (Vienna 1) at Albertinaplatz / Maysedergasse, behind the Vienna State Opera that is open daily 9:00 am – 7:00 pm. Brochures can be ordered in advance from your local Austrian Tourist Office.

If you have good ideas for things to do whilst in Vienna, please feel free to suggest them in the comments.