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Congratulations to the winners of the EGU Best Blog Posts of 2021

Congratulations to the winners of the EGU Best Blog Posts of 2021

At EGU, we like to believe that a new year is more meaningful when we pause to look back at the year gone by – just a brief glimpse to appreciate all our good work and progress! 2021 was certainly an excellent year for our blogging network at EGU. Across the EGU’s official blog, GeoLog and division blogs we had so many inspiring, thought-provoking and even entertaining posts this year. Thank you t ...[Read More]

Imaggeo On Monday: Alps highest peak meets folded sea floor

Imaggeo On Monday: Alps highest peak meets folded sea floor

During the late Jurassic, this dolostone was formerly at the sea floor, but after millions years of tectonic movements and natural forces, these rocks now appear at 3000m! Mont Blanc, the highest peak of the Alps is less than 20km away, and is visible in the background. Thank to the Alpine collision, this former sea floor was thrusted over gneiss and granite to make both geologists and mountaineer ...[Read More]

Imaggeo On Monday: Water Force

Imaggeo On Monday: Water Force

A force is a push or pull upon an object resulting from the object’s interaction with another object. This image shows the most magnificent force in nature; water, interacting with an inclined rock formation, with a backdrop of the magnificent landscapes of Canada.   Description by Daniela Lobianco, after the description on imaggeo.egu.eu.   Imaggeo is the EGU’s online open access ...[Read More]

Imaggeo On Monday: Yardangs in the Gobi desert

Imaggeo On Monday: Yardangs in the Gobi desert

Seeing the Yardang rock formations during sunset was a surreal experience. While they seem to have be standing in a sea of water that formed them, the fluid dynamics that actually lead to their existence is the result of wind abrasion by dust and sand and the removal of loose material by wind turbulence. The air flow and resulting pattern of erosion and the distribution of rocks determines their s ...[Read More]