Category Archives: Accretionary Wedge

Risk of Stumbling

Schild „Geologische Aufschlüsse Stolpergefahr!“

Evelyn at Georneys is again hosting an Accretionary Wedge, this time about signs that are geologically or geographically interesting. My contribution is not even really mine, because I didn’t take the photo myself. I have come across the picture several years ago somewhere on the net, but forgot to remember where it was or by […]

The steam-powered permeameter

The La Pavoni Europiccola steam-powered permeameter.

Evelyn at Georneys is hosting this month’s Accretionary Wedge about seeing geology everywhere. As an example, she showed cute cats exposed to hideous tectonic arrangements. But where I live, tectonics are rather dull, limited to what happens when you remove several hundred to thousand metres of ice from the continent. Because I neither have a […]

Practical courses for students of secondary school

Logo Forschungs-Bildungs-Kooperation Cottbus (FBK)

This month's Accretionary Wedge (hosted by Magma Cum Laude) is about earth science outreach, so I'd like to write a bit about the practical courses our university (BTU – Brandenburg University of Technology at Cottbus) provides for secondary school students in 11th and 12th grade. Our department (Environmental Geology) offers such practicals since 2007, but […]

The mural mosaic in the Alfred-Bentz-Haus, Hannover

This is my contribution to this month's Accrectionary Wedge Carnival “Aesthetic Geology”, which is hosted by Geological Musings in the Taconic Mountains. The Lost Geologist beat me to exploiting our field trip about Dimension and Ornamental stones in Berlin, so I had to come up with something else: