At NAC there will be a photo competition. Every participant in NAC 2018 can submit one photo on any theme related to the broad field of earth sciences. To submit a photo for the competition, one must be registered for NAC 2018 (see terms and conditions). Submitted photos will be exhibited at the conference and are shown below (click on a photo to see more information).
Sulfur rich fumaroles escape through 'stomata' in El Chichón's crater floor.
Credit: Kees Nooren | When: 13 november 2017 | Where: El Chichón's 1982 crater, Chiapas, Mexico
Stratigraphic logging during the Trias North expedition 2015
Credit: Kei Ogata | When: August 2015 | Where: Edgeøya, East Svalbard
Slow ice melt in the Arctic sea caused flooding up many of the major Arctic rivers, including at our eddy covariance site in Kytalyk Nature reserve in the NE Siberian tundra. We lost power to the setup, but it made for some spectacular scenery!
Credit: Joshua Dean | When: July 2017 | Where: Kytalyk Nature Reserve, NE Siberia (70°49'39.76"N, 147°29'11.34"E)
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View overlooking Deadvlei and Sossusvlei, two salt and clay pans in the Namib Desert of Namibia. Deadvlei is famous for its dead camel thorn trees, which flourished under a wetter climate hundreds of years ago but have now turned black in the scorching heat of the desert sun.
Credit: Robin van der Ploeg | When: July 2016 | Where: Namib Desert, Namibia
Cotton grass blooming in the Arctic tundra covers vast areas resembling little clouds on the ground during the short summer period
Credit: Ove Meisel | When: 31 July 2016 | Where: Kytalyk Nature Reserve, northeast Siberia, Russia
The photo tells the history of three different soil formations in northeastern Montana (USA) captured in one landform, in the shape of a pastrie. The oldest soil is the whitish bleached layer, right to the geologist. The white colour may be the product of downward leaching of iron-oxides during prolonged non-depostion at areas in between ancient river valleys. Overlying the leached soil, on top of the hill, is a younger soil formation represented by the black coal seam. The coal (compacted peat) reflects decades of peat accumulation in an ancient forested wetland. The youngest soil formation is currently going on. The exposed bleached layer and coal are barren and weathering therefore acts from all angles, shaping this rock as a pastrie.
Credit: Lars Noorbergen | When: Aug. 2015 | Where: Missouri badlands, Montana (USA)
Saharan dust causes beautiful sunsets but also sunrises at sea!
Credit: Jan-Berend Stuut | When: equatorial North Atlantic @ 12°01.24'N / 33°36.17'W a few 100nm East of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge | Where: 5 april 2016
Colourful microbanding visible in freshly drilled core intersecting the top of the Paleoproterozoic Kuruman Iron Formation.
Credit: Margriet Lantink | When: 22-9-2017 | Where: Kuruman (Zuid-Afrika)
Here we see ‘all hands on deck’ a positive alternative to the 21st century’s ‘all hands on desk’. These scientists are drilling for peat cores below the North Sea. Coming out of the last glacial cycle, the rising seas eventually submerged the old island, Doggers Bank. An island with a peaty landscape, the peat growth itself can be used as a proxy of sea level rise. Furthermore, these scientists are checking for large reservoirs of trapped methane that, if released could significantly contribute to a warming climate. This is the first ever attempt of mapping sea level rise and trapped methane in the North Sea. A large network of participators rather than spectators is evidence of relevance and that those conducting the science are knowledgable, effective communicators and teachers. A good show is usually measured by the number of spectators but with this image, I propose, empty seats and participation, as a method of measuring good science.
Credit: Tanya Lippmann | When: - | Where: -
Mesmerizing cleavage plane pattern in a single calcite grain. The crystal was deformed during an earthquake in northern Greece. Secondary electron image at 200x magnification. The black bar is 0.3 mm.
Credit: Markus Ohl | When: 17th February 2017 | Where: The Uithof - Utrecht University - The Netherlands
Surveying the field with a coffee in hand works best! View of the Grand Canyon from the North Rim, coffee from the Coffee Shop 'Roughrider Saloon'.
Credit: Anne Pluymakers | When: August 2017 | Where: Grand Canyon North Rim, Arizona
First full Moon of 2018 (and "Super Moon"). 2 single shots with different exposures from the South of France.
Credit: Mélissa Martinot | When: 01-01-2018 | Where: South of France
Sunset in the Pacific Ocean
Credit: Itzel Ruvalcaba Baroni | When: Winter 2016 | Where: Oceanside Vista, California, USA
An alien, predating our carbon based nature, testimony of a silica-based earth dweller, or the remains of a contemporary floater? This mask might allow us to experience new horizons that could show traces of primeval life based on ‘crystal genes’ (see ‘clay-life hypothesis’ by the late Mr. A .G. Cairns-Smith).
9 mm thick slice made (1984) from a fist sized rattle stone, found (1974) in the Brunssum area, prov. South Limburg, NL. The section shows parts of a formerly soft bodied, loamy, helical winding.
The saw blade damaged the now missing bottom side of the sagged outer envelope. Then the whole brittle structure, in- and outside, was consolidated by resin. Scale: 1 cm
Credit: Jos van Oijen | When: 17-6-2010 | Where: -
Field trip, fumaroles near Larderello, Itally
Credit: Alexandros Daniilidis | When: 11/03/2014 | Where: Larderello, Tuscany, Italy
Logging the steep slopes of the marginal marine deposits of the Barremian Helvetiafjellet Fm during a field course on Svalbard.
Credit: Anna van Yperen | When: aug. 2016 | Where: Ullaberget, Svalbard
Drilling fluid rising up from a borehole at 160 m depth in the glauconite-rich Vaals Formation in Limburg (NL)
Credit: Geert-Jan Vis | When: - | Where: Eys, Zuid-Limburg (+190 m NAP)
A short visit to the famous beaches of Kovalam, prior to the Oceans' Dialogue-2017 held at Thiruvananthapuram, India (19-21 April 2017), shows the plastic debris that rapidly contaminates our beloved planet.
Credit: Lucas Lourens | When: 15 April 2017 | Where: Kovalam, India
We all know how the ITCZ is linked to tropical rainfall. This is what it looks like at sea!
Credit: Jan-Berend Stuut | When: - | Where: equatorial North Atlantic @ 12°06.12'N / 24°41.86'W ~160nm South of Brava (Cape Verde)
Flattened shell from an ammonite fossil in Kimmeridge Clay shale on the beach of Chapman’s Pool fighting against erosion by daily high and low tides
Credit: Rimbaud Lapperre | When: 1st August 2017 | Where: Chapman's Pool (Worth Matravers - Dorset) United Kingdom
On the way to Kazarman from Naryn, we stopped to admire this beautiful landscape. Sedimentary layers were eroded to form these must-see red-shaded hills.
Credit: Clément Brustel | When: August 2014 | Where: Kyrgyzstan
Twee VU masterstudenten tekenen de clinoformen van het Sella-rif tijdens de MSc Earth
Credit: Fraukje Brouwer | When: - | Where: Dolomieten, Zuid-Tirol, Italië
While the refueling lay-over at Goose-Bay, Canada, was obnoxious, and only the beginning of the transit-trouble I was about to experience due to the heavy snow-falls and strong winds, it did allow me to admire this terrific sight of the frozen rivers and lakes in the North of Canada. The shapes and patterns of tears in the ice were beautiful, and seemed industrial.
Credit: Ilja J. Kocken | When: December 9th, 2017 | Where: In an airplane close to Goose-bay, Canada
Soft-sediment deformation in Quaternary deposits of the Dead Sea Basin, Israel
Credit: Wout Krijgsman | When: January 31st, 2018 | Where: Wadi Perazim, Ein Bokek, Dead Sea, Israel
Realmonte salt mine, Sicily, Italy. Section of a metric fold orthogonal to the hinge with parasitic folds on the side.
Credit: Lorenzo Gemignani | When: 25-09-2017 | Where: Realmonte mine, Sicily, Italy.
This picture was taken at the construction site of the parking garage at Vredenburg (Utrecht). The photo was taken during the process of collecting lacquer peels from Rhine deposits underneath the hearth of the city Utrecht. The lacquer has been applied to the sediment and is partially setting before the back of the lacquer peel is applied.
Credit: Hessel Woolderink | When: - | Where: -
A mature supercell has been roaming across the high plains of eastern Colorado for over six hours. When a storm persists for such a long time, it has complete control of its surroundings and acquires incredible structure. The updraft base has become rain-wrapped and looks like a multi-layered column of clouds, which among storm chasers is occasionally referred to as a 'wedding cake'.
Credit: Michiel Baatsen | When: 26 May 2017 | Where: Near Burlington, Colorado, USA
Lupra fault, few kilometers north of Jomsom on the west bank of the Kali Gandaki river (Nepal), juxtaposes Triasic to Early Jurassic rocks in its hanging wall over folded Jurassic rocks in its footwall
Credit: Katharina Boehm | When: 19 November, 2017 | Where: Kali Gandaki Valley, Nepal