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Imaggeo On Monday: Chuquicamata copper mine, Chile

Imaggeo On Monday: Chuquicamata copper mine, Chile

Aerial view of the Chuquicamata copper mine in Northern Chile. This is the largest open pit copper mine in the world by volume (at the time of sharing). At this location the copper and molybdenum is extracted from a porphyry deposit that was formed beneath a volcano in the Andean subduction zone.   Description by Martyn Unsworth, after the description on imaggeo.egu.eu.   Although much o ...[Read More]

Imaggeo On Monday: Green Energy of Kamchatka

Imaggeo On Monday: Green Energy of Kamchatka

The Mutnovsky Geothermal Power Plant is the largest geothermal power plant in Russia (the time of writing). It is located near to volcanic mountain Mutnovsky at altitude of 800 m and has a capacity of 50 MW. The Mutnovsky Geothermal Power Plant has resolved the problem of raising the stability of the power supply for the Kamchatka region, at the expense of using the richest stocks of thermal heat ...[Read More]

Imaggeo On Monday: Summer on the Northern Hemisphere

Imaggeo On Monday: Summer on the Northern Hemisphere

The image shows a northern hemispheric summer day of the year 2012. One can see an impressive north Atlantic cyclone, a cloud free Mediterranean Sea, Saharan dust north of the Canary Islands, and cumulus fields near the coast of Namibia and Angola. The image was taken at June 28, 2012 09:00 UTC from the MSG satellite in a geostationary orbit 36000km above the equator. EUMETSAT provided the level 1 ...[Read More]

Imaggeo On Monday: New view on the Silk Road

Imaggeo On Monday: New view on the Silk Road

When we were following the route of the Silk Road and heading to the Xinjiang province of China, this was what we saw. The large scale wind power plant brought some hope to this very old road. Hope that with all other renewable energies, it can become an answer to our sustainable future.   Description by Wenzhu Hou, after the description on imaggeo.egu.eu.   Imaggeo is the EGU’s online o ...[Read More]