What’s the Tallest Point in Niger?

Caitlin Dempsey

Located in northern Niger, Mont Idoukal-n-Taghes rises to a summit height of 2,022 meters (6,634 feet) above sea level.  

Photo of lava flow form Kīlauea Volcano on June 12, 2018.

The Importance of Geomorphology for Physical Geographers

Mark Altaweel

Geomorphology is the study of Earth’s landforms created by mostly physical processes.

Kerguelen Islands, captured on October 28, 2016 by the the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument on NASA’s Terra satellite.

Where are the Desolation Islands?

Caitlin Dempsey

Located in the southern Indian Ocean off the eastern coast of Africa and just north of Antarctica, the Kerguelen Islands have earned the nickname "Desolation Islands" due to their remote location.

MyShake App: Detecting Earthquakes Using Smartphones

Elizabeth Borneman

The MyShake app uses a feature of smartphones called the accelerometer which can be used to detect the unique seismic vibrations of an earthquake.

Scuba diver exploring the Silfra. Photo: Thomei08, MediaWiki Commons, 2012.

Silfra Fissure: The Crack between the North American and Eurasian continents

Elizabeth Borneman

The Silfra fissure is a crack between the North American and Eurasian continents.