Bárbara Ferreira

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.

Imaggeo on Mondays: Rainbow in stone

Nothing better characterises the wild US West than endless landscapes of red hoodoos, spires of rock protruding from the bottom of an arid drainage basin or badland. Found mainly in desert and dry, hot areas, hoodoos are distinctive from similarly-shaped formations, such as spires or pinnacles, because their profiles vary in thickness throughout their length. Their distinctive colour bands are the ...[Read More]

Register for the EGU General Assembly 2013

Online pre-registration to the 2013 EGU General Assembly is open until 13 March 2013. The meeting, taking place in Vienna from 07–12 April, brings together over 10,000 scientists from all over the world and covers all disciplines of the Earth, planetary, and space sciences. To register, you will need to create an account with Copernicus, our meetings’ organiser, if you don’t already have one ...[Read More]

Imaggeo on Mondays: Amazonian floodplain

After the Nile, the Amazon River is the second longest river in the world and, by releasing up to 300,000 cubic metres per second into the Atlantic Ocean, accounts for approximately one-fifth of the planet’s total river flow. The river and its tributaries are characterised by extensive annual flooding of over 350,000 square kilometres of forested areas. Floodplain water levels may exceed 9m. Not a ...[Read More]

A story of Spitfires? Archaeological geophysics in Burma (Part 3)

Buried beneath the soils of Burma lies a mystery that has been almost 70 years in the making: were a shipment of Spitfire aircraft concealed beneath a British airbase at the end of the Second World War? Dr Adam Booth, a geophysicist at Imperial College London and regular GeoLog contributor, is part of an archaeological team who are trying to unearth the truth in this tale. He’s posting to GeoLog f ...[Read More]