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Imaggeo On Monday: Venice, the city of resilience, the city of mirrors and mirages

Imaggeo On Monday: Venice, the city of resilience, the city of mirrors and mirages

High tide captured during the morning of November 6th, 2023 in Piazza San Marco, Venice (Italy). The MOSE system of mobile gates, designed to defend the Venice lagoon from tides up to 3 metres high, is not activated for tide levels below 110 cm. However, when the tide reaches 83 cm, the lowest point of St. Mark’s Square begins to flood. Photo and caption by Maria Katherina Dal Barco, shared ...[Read More]

Imaggeo On Monday: Tidal channel and saltmarsh in Germany

Tidal channel and saltmarsh in Germany

“A tidal channel (‘Priel’) in a saltmarsh of the Wadden Sea, northern Germany.” Tidal channels are an integral part of salt marshes and form naturally, connecting the marsh with the nearest water body. These tidal channels provide an ecological bounty for a diverse range of life, from plants to invertebrates to birds and mammals – and include many benefits for the peo ...[Read More]

Imaggeo On Monday: Elegance with no functionality

Imaggeo On Monday: Elegance with no functionality

The Montejaque dam, with its 84 meters of height, is one of the first vaulted dams built in Europe. Currently, it remains only as a vestige of one of the major hydroelectric projects by the “Sevillana de Electricidad” company. Preliminary studies for its construction began in 1917. Some of these studies indicated that the project was unfeasible due to the karstic nature of the terrain, ...[Read More]

Imaggeo On Monday: Layers of dust and snow

Imaggeo On Monday: Layers of dust and snow

This image shows layers of dust and snow at the surface of Fox Glacier, Southern Alps, New Zealand. The glacier surface in the upper part of Fox Glacier’s ice fall is heavily crevassed and intersected into seracs. Individual layers of fresh and old snow are visible, some with visible thin dust layers at their surface. The more reddish dust layers in the lower part of the image had been gener ...[Read More]