Geoscientific selfie at the Dead Sea
by Djamil Al-Halbouni, GEOMAR - Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research, Kiel, Germany
Aerial image taken from a balloon at around 150m height at the eastern Dead Sea shoreline. Such "selfies" are scientifically valuable, providing important data to analyze the morphology of the retreating lake and associated hazards like sinkholes, subsidence and landslides. The older shorelines, each line stands for a period of one year, form fascinating structures along the salt rich and hence whitish coast. The line to the balloon can be seen on the left side.
Djamil Al-Halbouni (distributed via imaggeo.egu.eu)