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 […]

Fresh water consumption

Fresh water is an increasingly scarce but important resource. Have a look at this great illustration, where the water of the world goes and how it is consumed. In many places water consumption is depending on population size. But a great deal goes into food production. Did you know that India exports a big deal […]

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 […]

Warum wird man Geophysiker?

Ich bin von ganzem Herzen Geophysiker. Doch da stellt sich die Frage: Warum liebe ich Geophysik so sehr?! Als kleiner Junge, war ich ein eher besonderes Kind. Ich spielte nicht im Sandkasten, ich erforschte die Lokale Kiesgrube. Zugegeben recht erfolgreich, da ich mit geologisch-geophysikalischen Themen beim Landeswettbewerb “Sch?ler experimentieren” regelm??ig Preise einheimste. Fr?h habe ich […]

Mein Praktikum in Oslo beginnt

Hi! Mein Name ist Jesper S?ren Dramsch aus Hamburg und ich studiere Geophysik auf Master. “Wo soll das nur hinf?hren?” Der Stein des Ansto?es zu diesem Blog findet sich darin, dass ich f?r zwei Monate nach Oslo gegangen bin um ein Praktikum bei Fugro Seismic Imaging AS zu machen. Letzten Montag habe ich dort angefangen […]