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.

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Bárbara Ferreira was the Media and Communications Manager of the European Geosciences Union from 2011 to 2019. Bárbara has also worked as a science writer specialising in astrophysics and space sciences, producing articles for the European Space Agency and others on a freelance basis. She has a PhD in astrophysics from the University of Cambridge.

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