The weekend volcano post

The weekend is coming! Let’s start this weekend with an awesome volcano picture of the Bagana in Papua New Guinea. It was taken by the Earth Observing-1 satellite and is a rather rare picture. This volcano can hardly be monitored since it’s located far from any civilization. Enjoy it and study the different magma flows […]

The “Missing Silicon”-Problem

For quite some time, we have been missing some silicon. I guess, this need some explanation. Scientists have a quite good understand of which elements should be on this earth. They derived this information from meteorites and some theoretical constructs on how earth formed from the solar nebula. But as it’s often the case: Earth […]

Interdisciplinary Upwelling

Have a look at the map. It shows the worldwide upwelling areas (by NCEP and NOAA). Upwelling in coastal areas has been known for quite a while. However, this is a beautiful example how different systems of the earth interact and make living possible. Upwelling is a very important nutrient provider, transporting low, cold, nutrientrich […]

Under a raging moon.

On the 5th of may several spectacular moments combined to the beautiful picture taken by @etnaboris (Twitter / Flickr). We had the “supermoon”. This just means that two phenomenae joined, making the moon appear bigger than usual. The moon is on a slightly elliptical path around earth. Now what happened is that full moon and […]