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The theory of continental drift and how it changed the geosciences forever

The theory of continental drift and how it changed the geosciences forever

German scientist Alfred Wegener spent most of his life defending a shocking theory: that all the world’s continents were once part of the same land mass before they drifted away. For many years after he passed, his theory continued to be shunned, ridiculed, and labelled as pseudoscience. And then, several decades later, geologists began to find more and more proof to support his continental drift ...[Read More]

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]