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Imaggeo on Mondays

Imaggeo on Mondays: Volcanic twilight

Volcanic twilight by Robin Campion, distributed by EGU under a Creative Commons licence.

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 trending fissure connected to the southeast crater. The crater itself was subject to short-lived (a few hours) episodes of intense explosive activity, separated by 2-3 days of repose and mild ash emissions,” Campion described.

Interestingly, the scoria cone seen in the picture is now buried under several meters of lava erupted this year by the southeast crater.

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: 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.