Cool Geology of the Day:
Waimea Canyon, Island of Kauai, Hawaii. The canyon was eroded by rainfall out of the volcanic rock making up the island.
Gas Crater, Turkmenistan
Photograph by Nick Hannes, Hollandse Hoogte/Redux
This gas crater in Darvaza, located in Turkmenistan’s Karakum desert, has been burning for decades. Although the country’s natural gas reserves rank fifth in the world, development of gas exports is hampered by a lack of gas pipeline routes outside its landlocked borders.
This is me everyday in geology class.
3-D model of topographic map in northern White Rock Canyon. Source: Lite Geology, Number 32, Fall 2012
That’s so cool! All topographic maps should be like this.
That’s such a cool map, reminds me of DUN-DU-DU-DU-DUN-DU-DU-DU-DUN-DU-DU-DU-DUN-DU-DU-DU……
early 1800, Alexandre-Isidore Leroy De Barde, Crystallized Minerals
my geological time scale poster came in the mail yaaaay