GeoLog

Imaggeo on Mondays

Imaggeo on Mondays: Lonely Tree

The Lonely tree. Image by Alexandre M. Ramos , distributed by EGU under a Creative Commons licence.

The photograph was taken near to Üetliberg in Switzerland. The Üetliberg mountain is close to Zurich and part of the Albis mountain range.

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 presentations or publications as well as by the press. If you submit your images to imaggeo, you retain full rights of use, since they are licenced and distributed by EGU under a Creative Commons licence.

Imaggeo on Mondays: Forest Fires

Forest Fires. Image by Sandro Makowski, distributed by EGU under a Creative Commons licence.

Slash and burn activity in Southern Ecuador. The photo was the taken during field work at the San Francisco valley, a microcatchment in the province of Zamora, south-east of Ecuador. The valley is the study area of the DFG research unit FOR 816 “Biodiversity and Sustainable Management of a Megadiverse Tropical Mountain Ecosystem”.

The picture shows firemen trying to fight a forest fire which went out of control soon after its ignition by local farmers. As usual, every year thousands of hectares of forests are burned in the Amazon during the dry season. This burn event took place in November 2010, which was a particularly dry year in the Amazon.

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 presentations or publications as well as by the press. If you submit your images to imaggeo, you retain full rights of use, since they are licenced and distributed by EGU under a Creative Commons licence.

Imaggeo on Mondays: Fog over Forest

Fog over Forest. Image by Konstantinos Kourtidis, distributed by EGU under a Creative Commons License.

Fog sweeps over a pine forest in the early morning hours. The image was taken on a winter morning in February 2008. The photo was taken from the window of the photographer’s house in Xanthi, Greece. The fog is of the type of upslope fog or hill fog, which forms when winds blow air up a slope, cooling air as it rises, and causing the moisture in it to condense.

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 presentations or publications as well as by the press. If you submit your images to imaggeo, you retain full rights of use, since they are licenced and distributed by EGU under a Creative Commons licence.

Imaggeo on Mondays: Rock Fall

Rock Fall. Image by Fausto Guzzetti, distributed by EGU under a Creative Commons licence.

The photograph shows a rock fall occurred near Valtopina, Umbria, Central Italy, at an unknown date.

Rockfalls are a mass movement hazard. They mostly occur on steep rock faces, with the blocks that fall detaching along an existing weakness. The scale of a rock fall can range from a few blocks of rock to rock avalanches. Rock falls can be triggered by earthquakes, freeze-thaw or no apparent cause.

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 presentations or publications as well as by the press. If you submit your images to imaggeo, you retain full rights of use, since they are licenced and distributed by EGU under a Creative Commons licence.