Geochemistry, Mineralogy, Petrology & Volcanology

Imaggeo on Mondays: Serene landscape, active volcano

This image, captured in Chile by Lilli Freda from Italy’s Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia, depicts a cloudless sky, a calm blue lake (Llanquihué), and a picture-perfect mountain with a snow-covered top. But the serenity of the landscape is only apparent: the triangular structure in the background is in fact the very active and explosive Osorno volcano. “Osorno is a 2652-m-high strat ...[Read More]

Imaggeo on Mondays: El Tatio geyser field

Excursions following scientific conferences often give researchers a chance to observe geosciences phenomena in remote areas. That was the case for Simon Gascoin, from the Centre d’Etudes Spatiales de la Biosphère in Toulouse, France who got to photograph geysers in a Chilean desert after the EGU Alexander von Humboldt conference in Santiago de Chile in late 2008. “The picture shows the El T ...[Read More]

Imaggeo on Mondays: Volcanic twilight

Mount Etna, located in the east coast of Sicily in Italy, is one of the most active volcanos in the world and is home to spectacular eruptions. This photo, taken by Robin Campion from the Université Libre de Bruxelles in Belgium, shows bright-red lava and a smoking scoria cone on the upper east flank of the volcano during an eruption in 2006.“Fast-flowing lava flow was erupted from an eastwards tr ...[Read More]

Imaggeo on Mondays: Mount Yasur

Strombolian activity on Mount Yasur, Vanuatu. Image by Derya Gürer, distributed by EGU under a Creative Commons licence. 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 prese ...[Read More]