tirsdag 23. april 2013

Christopher's WoGE #378

Since Christopher doesn't have his own blog, I post this for him:


Now that the WoGE is solved, I can give some additional pictures;

fredag 19. april 2013

Photography and Geology

This is my contribution to Accretionary Wedge #56: The Geologist as Photographer

One common comment from non-geolosists seeing the holiday pictures a geologist has taken is "my, you must really love your hammer!"

So I looked through what I had to find a hammerless picture.

The first I found will have to wait, since it shows the same feature as WoGE #377 which has still not been solved.

So instead I decided on an older picture.

It is rare that an overview like this shows enough geology to be interesting from that perspective, and when I took this picture I was thinking as a photographer more than geologist. But it IS a good example of a glacial valley, with hanging side valleys. The dark mountain on the left is Ramnefjell, from where massive rockfalls into the lake caused the death of 136 people in two separate events in 1905 and 1936. The photo was shot from just beside the memorial plaque commemorating the victims.
The wooded "wedge" at the bottom of the picture was farmland until the tsunami caused by the  second rockfall scoured it clean. It also obliterated the memorial set up after the first event.

There is a zoomable version of the photo HERE.

søndag 7. april 2013

WoGE 377

WoGE 377

And - I start off with something non-overburden. Or maybe it is?

So here it is. Where on Google Earth number 377!

I wondr how long it will last?

"rules" for the game are here: http://woge-felix.blogspot.de/p/rules-of-geological-whereongoogleearth.html

This blog is new, and I haven't blogged before.

I think I may put up some geological observations, possibly work-related, but nothing dealing with the reservoirs that  pay my salary. I will ONLY mention the dreary stuff above, also called the overburden. To me, it's the most interesting bit since noone cares about it except how to get through it. :)