Friday’s Fab Five #3

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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