A world of flowing colors
by Raul-David Serban, Institute for Alpine Environment, Eurac Research, Bolzano, Italy
Rainbow Mountain, Zhangye National Geopark, Gansu Province, China
Over 24 million years ago occurred these deposits of sandstones and minerals that were tilted by the collision of the Eurasian and Indo-Australian tectonic plates. Wind, rain, and time sculptured outstanding landforms with various colors, patterns, and sizes. These colorful, smooth, and sharp ridges resemble flowing shades of reds, yellows, and oranges.
- Geomorphology (1304)
- Stratigraphy, Sedimentology and Palaeontology (491)
- Tectonics and Structural Geology (554)
Raul-David Serban (distributed via imaggeo.egu.eu)