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21 January 2020

Where On (Google) Earth #603

Last week, in a moment of random thought, I suggested reviving our beloved Where On Google Earth (#WOGE). @i_rockhopper got to work right away restarting the contest, and I tracked down the image, thus earning myself the right to host the next and an hour of handicap according to the Schott Rule. Here’s your next challenge in this geoscience reverse image search!


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4 May 2010

Where on (Google) Earth #201 – hosted for JimmyJames

Having not posted anything for a while, I was trying to think up something non-taxing to write about (don’t want to take on too much on my birthday!) Fortunately, JimmyJames, the last winner of Wo(G)E, made it easy for me – he’s ready to reveal the next edition of Where on (Google) Earth! So here it is: “This is my first win of Where on Google Earth and I’m honoured …


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22 April 2010

Earth Day Edition: Where on (Google) Earth # 200!

Perhaps I was a little quick jumping on the answer for Callan’s first WoGE, but I couldn’t resist…a time-lapse series of shots of the Spirit Lake logjam was an excellent (and timely) choice, since the anniversary of the 1980 Mount St. Helens eruption is coming up (May 18th!). The logjam that’s shifting its position in Callan’s pictures was created when trees, downed by the eruption’s lateral blast, were washed into …


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19 January 2010

Where On (Google) Earth #181

Looks like I get to host the next episode of Where On Google Earth! Wo(G)E #180 over at Clastic Detritus turned out to be a tricky rotated image of the Farasan Banks, a huge coral reef complex off the coasts of Saudi Arabia and Yemen in the Red Sea. I don’t know much about them beyond what I could dig up from a Jacques Cousteau quote: “The wildest of all the …


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7 January 2008

Where on (Google) Earth #86

Excitement! After solving my first WoGE (#85, a river in southern Turkey), I’ve been accorded the honor of hosting the next installment. Ladies and gentlemen (and others – because I know at least a few geologists who definitely don’t fit those categories), for your viewing pleasure: The view is oblique to the North at about 4 km altitude; because it may turn out to be pretty easy for some people, …


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