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Geomorphology

Imaggeo On Monday: An ever evolving landscape – Orog Nuur, Mongolia

Imaggeo On Monday: An ever evolving landscape – Orog Nuur, Mongolia

At the transition from the Gobi Altay ranges to the Valley of the Lakes in South West Mongolia, the Ikh Bogd mountain towers almost 3000 m above the aridifying endorheic Orog Nuur Basin. The actively deforming mountain front shows traces of multiple earthquakes, which in turn affect the alluvial sediments deposited in the basin. Simultaneously, strong south-eastward winds create beautiful barchan ...[Read More]

Geology and the Olympic Games

Geology and the Olympic Games

Over the last few days the best athletes in the world have been descending on Japan for the long anticipated Tokyo Olympic Games, and it’s going to be a special and spectacular event. The Olympics have a long and rich history, and from their very inception have been influenced by geology, whether it’s earthquakes affecting venues or geological processes creating the very terrain athletes will be c ...[Read More]

Imaggeo On Monday: Rock pyramid shaped by weathering

Imaggeo On Monday: Rock pyramid shaped by weathering

The almost perfect rock pyramid in the foreground was formed by physical weathering and found in the Los Glaciares National Park in southern Argentina. The block was deposited on top of a rock surface polished by glacial erosion. The pyramidal peaks in the background are also the result of glacial erosion, albeit on a much larger scale.   Description by Christoph Mayr, after the description o ...[Read More]

Imaggeo On Monday: Both Ends of the Rainbow

Imaggeo On Monday: Both Ends of the Rainbow

A double rainbow was captured when heading through the glaciated Benasque valley, located in the heart of the Pyrenees. The photo was taken just before the sunset, after heavy rainfall. A rainbow is caused by reflection and dispersion of light in water droplets. Second rainbow arc results from one reflection more than in the first one, thus the rainbow colours are “reverted”. The geome ...[Read More]