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Imaggeo On Monday: the vanished glacier

Imaggeo On Monday: the vanished glacier

Chacaltaya ski hut, Bolivian Andes, 5400 m above sea level. The world’s former highest ski resort where the Chacaltaya glacier once stood, situated in the Cordillera Real, close to La Paz. Chacaltaya vanished in 2009, six years earlier than scientists had predicted. The disappearance of the glacier is a sign of what to come for the glaciers of the Andes, with glacier retreat and disappearanc ...[Read More]

Imaggeo On Monday: The Virgin Forest of Arasbârân

Imaggeo On Monday: The Virgin Forest of Arasbârân

This photo was taken standing in the middle of Arasbârân Forest, a beautiful virgin forest in Kaleybar, East Azerbaijan province, Iran. In Autumn and Spring, it gets extremely rainy around this area, thus begins the flowing of ephemeral streams, like the one that is captured in this photo. Located between the Caspian Sea, Aras River and the Mediterranean region, this forest has got exceptional con ...[Read More]

Imaggeo On Monday: The evolution of a cloud during a day

Imaggeo On Monday: The evolution of a cloud during a day

A cloud in the lee of the Patagonian Andes observed during an entire day. The shape of the cloud changed from lenticular to whirl- and funnel-shaped. Description by Christoph Mayr, after the description on imaggeo.egu.eu.   Konstantinos Kourtidis also added a comment to the image, explaining more about how lenticular clouds like these can form: “That’s a great photo sequence. The ...[Read More]

Imaggeo On Monday: Solar eclipse of November 3, 2013, observed from a geostationary orbit

Imaggeo On Monday: Solar eclipse of November 3, 2013, observed from a geostationary orbit

The solar eclipse of November 3, 2013, as observed from the MSG satellite, in geostationary orbit 36000km above the equator. The eclipsed area, where the shadow of the full Moon reached the Earth’s surface, moved over the Atlantic Ocean and Africa. This eclipse was classified as a hybrid eclipse because it started out as an annular eclipse and became a total eclipse over equatorial Africa. W ...[Read More]