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Earth Observatory — recent images

Some recent images from NASA’s Earth Observatory Image of the Day:

Ash and Steam Plume, Soufriere Hills Volcano, Montserrat

Ash and Steam Plume, Soufriere Hills Volcano, Montserrat --- 10/19/2009 --- http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=40803

Marion Island, South Africa --- 10/18/2009 --- http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=40806 --- Note the smaller cones on the flanks of this volcanic island

Marion Island, South Africa --- 10/18/2009 --- http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=40806 --- Note the smaller cones on the flanks of this volcanic island in the Indian Ocean southeast of South Africa.

Oblique View of the Arnica Fire, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming --- 10/12/2009 --- http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=40681

Oblique View of the Arnica Fire, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming --- 10/12/2009 --- http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=40681

Rainfall from Typhoon Parma --- 10/10/2009 --- http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=40687 --- The Philippines got hit three times by this one typhoon.

Rainfall from Typhoon Parma --- 10/10/2009 --- http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=40687 --- The Philippines got hit three times by this one typhoon.

Glaciers Flow into a Greenland Valley --- 9/13/2009 --- http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=40169

Glaciers Flow into a Greenland Valley --- 9/13/2009 --- http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=40169

Black Point Lava Flow, Arizona --- 9/7/2009 --- http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=40076

Black Point Lava Flow, Arizona --- 9/7/2009 --- http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=40076

Grace and Peace

October 21, 2009 - Posted by | Geology, Imagery | , ,

2 Comments »

  1. Marion island is a fascinating place – I recently mentioned it in a blogpost myself. Less well know is it’s neighbour, Prince Edward Island.

    I have something of an interest in South Atlantic & South-Indian ocean islands. Never had an oppurtunity to visit though, though I did contemplate moving to St Helena once. Most of those (all?) are hot-spot related – many with an accompanying trail of kimberlites and lamprophyres, and even carbonataites on the continent of Africa. I once was co-author on a conference poster on some of the volcanics associated with those hotspots:

    New high-precision ages from the Gibeon and Maltahohe Kimberlite Fields, southern Namibia
    Hoosen, Z. / Kurszlaukis, S. / Kiviets, G B. / Fourie, L F.

    – appeared in the Journal of African Er=arth Science in 2000.

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    Comment by The Scylding | October 21, 2009

  2. Scylding:

    Thanks for the comment. I don’t think I ever ran into anyone who contemplated moving to St. Helena—quite an isolated place.

    I should have encouraged readers to go to the high-resolution image of Marion Island. The 100 or so volcanic cones that dot the island are fascinating.

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    Comment by geochristian | October 21, 2009


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