Saturday, December 28, 2013

WOGE 419

For his WOGE #418 Kubilay took us to an area with very interesting geology and also a long human human history.  When I saw the sharp contrast between the mountains and the plain, I guessed that this area might be somewhat near a coastline.  The irregular fields suggested Europe or Asia, so I started looking in the most logical place: Turkey.  Finding this area near Salihli only took a few minutes, but tracking down information about the geology took a bit longer.

For the next edition, I present a (hopefully) easy challenge:
Be the first to give the coordinates and tell us something about the geology, and you win the privilege of hosting the next WOGE.  For more details about the contest check out Felix Bossert's blog. The Schott rule is not in effect this time.  My Internet service has been very unreliable lately, so if someone posts the correct location and I have not replied within a day or so, any other regular player may confirm the win so that the game can continue.  Have fun searching!

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

WOGE #401

After watching other players rapidly solve some very interesting challenges during the last month, I decided to try again with Brian's WOGE 400.  I saw that this was obviously a volcano located in an arid region of the northern hemisphere, yet there were farmland and large lakes nearby.  I loaded my Google Earth volcano placemarks (available here) and looked around in Mexico, then moved over to the middle east and quickly found Nemrut volcano.  As Brian's post suggests, this is a location with both a rich history geologically and an interesting human story.

For the next edition of WOGE, I will keep things arid.  This location is not famous, but the climate makes it possible to see the underlying geology very clearly. 
 Be the first to post a comment with the coordinates and a simple description of the geology seen (in this case what kinds of rocks) and you win the privilege of hosting the next WOGE.  If finding information about the geology is difficult, try doing a search for "geologic map of (country)" or the equivalent in the local language.  No Schott rule will be in effect this time. Visit Felix's blog for an explanation of that, as well as other rules and hints.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

WOGE #392

Rob gave us a very interesting challenge with WOGE #391. The hint he gave (to focus on the white area in the middle) was the key for me to find the Orakei Korako geothermal area. I guessed that this was a geothermal feature of some kind, and since we were in the southern hemisphere I thought immediately of New Zealand.  After that, it was only a matter of finding a few minutes to search.

For the next edition of WOGE, I will use an area that I have been saving for some time.  My image also has a river flowing through it, but you won't find any geysers here...

As always, you can win by posting a comment with the coordinates and some information about what makes this area interesting geologically.  Since things always seem to move a little slower in the summer, there will be no Schott rule this time.  If you need to find out what that means, or want to learn more about the game, check out Felix's WOGE blog.  Have fun searching!