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 Earth Science Fieldtrip

​Students in the Intermediate Earth Science course go on excursion during the semester. The Earth Science students investigated the relation between the end of the last ice age (± 11 000 years ago) and volcanism in the Eifel. 

While enjoying the most glorious of weather and blooming flowers during the Easter weekend, they explored rocks and awesome minerals in volcanic craters and found very good samples of fossilised Devonian corals. Furthermore, they visited a geyser, and studied current natural CO2 emissions from soil and the chemistry of the corresponding naturally fizzing mineral waters.

 

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Dr. Joseph Resovsky points points with his hammer at a small eruption channel and above it evidence of soil defrosting is seen.

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Part of the group inspects the crater below.