Thursday, 30 June 2016

High water in the Rhine

The waterlevel in the Dutch Rivers Rhine and Meuse have never been so high. But there is no flooding danger. The Room for the river project works!

This is what it looks like  this week

Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Muddy Glastonbury

Glastonbury is probably the most muddy popfestival in the UK. The weather was really bad last few week . But the Somerset soil also plays a crucial role in creating that unique Glastonbury squelch.

Glastonbury through the eyes of a soil physicist , BBC weather about this spot and something about the geographical location.

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Friday, 24 June 2016


The historic Brexit referendum passed, meaning Great Britain will leave the European Union


 The BBC about the Brexit >>>>.

Monday, 20 June 2016

Meander timelapse

Thanks to the Landsat program and Google Earth Engine, it is possible now to explore how the surface of the Earth has been changing through the last thirty years or so. Besides the obvious issues of interest, like changes in vegetation, the spread of cities, and the melting of glaciers, it is also possible to look at how rivers change their courses through time. This scene comes from the Ucayali River and it is a nice example of how both neck cutoffs and chute cutoffs form. First a neck cutoff takes place that affects the tight bend in the right side of the image; this is followed by a chute cutoff immediately downstream of the neck cutoff location, as the new course of the river happens to align well with a pre-existing chute channel. The third bend in the upper left corner shows some well-developed counter-point-bar deposits.
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Friday, 10 June 2016

How Do You Move a City? Ask Kiruna, Sweden

It has nothing to do with climate change: The Arctic Circle city will be moved about two miles east so it doesn’t collapse into the mine underneath.

Read more on the NY Times website >>>

Sunday, 5 June 2016

Urbanisation in Africa

Fast Urbanisation in Africa ... how to deal with it

Friday, 3 June 2016

Floodings in and around Paris

The Seine Flooding is now really affecting the lives of Parisians with the closure of Musee du Louvre, Grand Palais and Musee d'Orsay . Also several RER lines (C) and metroline 10 are closed