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Imaggeo On Monday: Geodesy on Zugspitze

Imaggeo On Monday: Geodesy on Zugspitze

The Zugspitze Geodynamic Observatory Germany (ZUGOG) has been setup on the summit of mountain Zugspitze at an altitude of almost 3000 m during 2018 with the main scientific objective being a better understanding of seasonal and long-term mass redistributions in the European Alps. This knowledge is very important (e.g. with regard to water storage and its high sensitivity to climate change), but is ...[Read More]

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]

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: The lost capital of Montserrat

Imaggeo On Monday: The lost capital of Montserrat

Plymouth, the capital of Montserrat, was evacuated in 1995 after the nearby Soufrière Hills Volcano (background of the image) had reactivated. Later on the town was struck by pyroclastic flows, and its centre was almost completely buried by material relocated from the upper slopes through lahars. The suburb of Town Hill can still be seen in the right centre of the photo. It remains an exclusion zo ...[Read More]