With Spring nearly upon us, the geologic travels are soon to begin. I am looking forward to another season of travel and fieldwork. Heck that is why I became a geologist. Until then this Friday will be Mount Etna. I visited Mount Etna in the spring of 2007 with a group of geologists from Brigham Young University.
|Etna eruption in 2008 (from swisseduc.ch)|
|Alvin and I walking across lava that had erupted one week earlier.
We could still feel intense heat radiating from the flows.
|The Crater Rim|
|Snow taller than buses in May|
|Sulfur compounds encrusting the summit|
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