Since ten days I am in Greece now with a dozen of students. We started with an excursion in the western Peloponessus area and had a look at the regional tectonics, sedimentology (mainly Neogene Flysch units and young beach rocks), the large limestone horsts of Gavrovo and Ionian units, Ancient Olympia and recent mass movements. Then we began with field work for BSc, MSc and PhD theses. more
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2012-03-12 | in Teaching | one response
I took this picture in an iron-nickel mine in Albania. Here we see the contact between the underlying ultramafics and the carbonates on top. The fluids circulated in the mafics and the iron-nickel ores are trapped at the lithological boundary. The ore is shiny green and occurs in hundreds of small bands in a small area along the contact only. I love this picture because the contact is so sharp. A fault zone nearby bears very beautiful conglomerates which I always wanted to have for my bathroom…
2011-07-15 | in The Friday Links
Cyprus explosion caused an M3.0 earthquake: On 11 July, a catastrophe took place in southern Cyprus. 2,000 tons of amunition confiscated from an Iranian ship on its way to Syria exploded. 13 people were killed and the military base and a neighbouring power plant were destroyed. Seismographs have registered the shock as an earthquake with magnitude ML3.0.
2011-05-25 | in Centerfault
This day’s Centerfault is the Sparta Fault in southern Greece (37.1°N 23.3°E). Being situated on the Peloponessus, the fault marks one of the most prominent geomorphological features of the peninsula. It is famous for the historical 464 BC earthquake that destroyed ancient Sparta. However, the days of Spartian glory ended much later after a severe military defeat in the battle of Leuctra in 371 BC, Sparta never fully recovered. more
2010-11-15 | in Paper
Nadine published a paper on Lake Ohrid at Biogeosciences (open access): Evolution of ancient Lake Ohrid: a tectonic perspective. Authors are N. Hoffmann, K. Reicherter, T. Fernández-Steeger and C. Grützner, Biogeosciences, 7, 3377–3386, 2010; www.biogeosciences.net/7/3377/2010/ – doi:10.5194/bg-7-3377-2010. Enjoy reading!
2010-11-10 | in Uncategorized
The EGU General Assembly 2011 will take place in Vienna from April, 3 – 8. Deadline for financial support is December, 3. Young scientist can apply for support to attend the meeting, see here for details. Abstract submission is possible online until January, 10. Please note that due to the increasing number of no-shows in the last meetings the EGU committee decided to introduce an abstract submission fee of 40€! In exchange, the registration is 40€ cheaper. Pre-registration will be possible until February, 28. more