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Julian Thomson (GNS Science)'s Snapshots

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  1. Weather Station

    Snapshot Title: Weather Station
    Taken by: Julian Thomson (GNS Science)

    Image: Evans Piedmont Glacier, Antarctica
    Image Owner: Julian Thomson (GNS Science)



    Description:

    time for a check up



  2. Gear Stash

    Snapshot Title: Gear Stash
    Taken by: Julian Thomson (GNS Science)

    Image: Darwin Glacier, Antarctica
    Image Owner: Julian Thomson (GNS Science)



    Description:

    for the Longitudinal Gradient Programme



  3. Cathedral Rocks

    Snapshot Title: Cathedral Rocks
    Taken by: Julian Thomson (GNS Science)

    Image: Crater Lake, Mount Ruapehu, New Zealand
    Image Owner: Julian Thomson (GNS Science)



    Description:

    2663m



  4. Rangipo Desert

    Snapshot Title: Rangipo Desert
    Taken by: Julian Thomson (GNS Science)

    Image: Crater Lake, Mount Ruapehu, New Zealand
    Image Owner: Julian Thomson (GNS Science)



    Description:

    -



  5. Te Ata Atua

    Snapshot Title: Te Ata Atua
    Taken by: Julian Thomson (GNS Science)

    Image: Crater Lake, Mount Ruapehu, New Zealand
    Image Owner: Julian Thomson (GNS Science)



    Description:

    2757m



  6. Pyramid Peak

    Snapshot Title: Pyramid Peak
    Taken by: Julian Thomson (GNS Science)

    Image: Crater Lake, Mount Ruapehu, New Zealand
    Image Owner: Julian Thomson (GNS Science)



    Description:

    2649m



  7. Ruapehu Summit

    Snapshot Title: Ruapehu Summit
    Taken by: Julian Thomson (GNS Science)

    Image: Crater Lake, Mount Ruapehu, New Zealand
    Image Owner: Julian Thomson (GNS Science)



    Description:

    Tahurangi peak 2797m



  8. Earthquake Protection

    Snapshot Title: Earthquake Protection
    Taken by: Julian Thomson (GNS Science)

    Image: Wellington Harbour New Zealand
    Image Owner: Julian Thomson (GNS Science)



    Description:

    Directly above the fault itself the motorway overbridge has been modified. This flat concrete slab just above the pillar is called an "extended seating frame". It is designed to prevent sections of th...



  9. Mount Victoria

    Snapshot Title: Mount Victoria
    Taken by: Julian Thomson (GNS Science)

    Image: Wellington Harbour New Zealand
    Image Owner: Julian Thomson (GNS Science)



    Description:

    Lookout



  10. Te Papa

    Snapshot Title: Te Papa
    Taken by: Julian Thomson (GNS Science)

    Image: Wellington Harbour New Zealand
    Image Owner: Julian Thomson (GNS Science)



    Description:

    Museum of New Zealand



  11. flower

    Snapshot Title: flower
    Taken by: Julian Thomson (GNS Science)

    Image: huka falls
    Image Owner: Julian Thomson (GNS Science)



    Description:

    over the 'flower'



  12. seal

    Snapshot Title: seal
    Taken by: Julian Thomson (GNS Science)

    Image: Wellington Coast, New Zealand
    Image Owner: Julian Thomson (GNS Science)



    Description:

    resting on a bed of rock made of a rockbed of bed rock....



  13. Inland Kaikoura Range

    Snapshot Title: Inland Kaikoura Range
    Taken by: Julian Thomson (GNS Science)

    Image: Wellington Coast, New Zealand
    Image Owner: Julian Thomson (GNS Science)



    Description:

    over on the south island



  14. Vertical rock beds

    Snapshot Title: Vertical rock beds
    Taken by: Julian Thomson (GNS Science)

    Image: Wellington Coast, New Zealand
    Image Owner: Julian Thomson (GNS Science)



    Description:

    greywacke basement rock



  15. Marine Terraces

    Snapshot Title: Marine Terraces
    Taken by: Julian Thomson (GNS Science)

    Image: Wellington Coast, New Zealand
    Image Owner: Julian Thomson (GNS Science)



    Description:

    Uplifted by tectonic activity



  16. Seal

    Snapshot Title: Seal
    Taken by: Julian Thomson (GNS Science)

    Image: Wellington Coast, New Zealand
    Image Owner: Julian Thomson (GNS Science)



    Description:

    Snapped!



  17. climbers

    Snapshot Title: climbers
    Taken by: Julian Thomson (GNS Science)

    Image: Crater Lake, Mount Ruapehu, New Zealand
    Image Owner: Julian Thomson (GNS Science)



    Description:

    standing on south side of crater rim



  18. Lake Outlet

    Snapshot Title: Lake Outlet
    Taken by: Julian Thomson (GNS Science)

    Image: Crater Lake, Mount Ruapehu, New Zealand
    Image Owner: Julian Thomson (GNS Science)



    Description:

    Headwater source of the Whangaehu River



  19. climber

    Snapshot Title: climber
    Taken by: Julian Thomson (GNS Science)

    Image: Crater Lake, Mount Ruapehu, New Zealand
    Image Owner: Julian Thomson (GNS Science)



    Description:

    having a break...



  20. Ngauruhoe Volcano

    Snapshot Title: Ngauruhoe Volcano
    Taken by: Julian Thomson (GNS Science)

    Image: Crater Lake, Mount Ruapehu, New Zealand
    Image Owner: Julian Thomson (GNS Science)



    Description:

    in the distance...



  21. Grand Chateau

    Snapshot Title: Grand Chateau
    Taken by: Julian Thomson (GNS Science)

    Image: Central North Island Volcanoes, New Zealand
    Image Owner: Julian Thomson (GNS Science)



    Description:

    In Whakapapa Village



  22. Summit Concordance

    Snapshot Title: Summit Concordance
    Taken by: Julian Thomson (GNS Science)

    Image: Wellington Harbour New Zealand
    Image Owner: Julian Thomson (GNS Science)



    Description:

    The ranges have been uplifted by fault movements and therefore form long flat ridges



  23. Mount Mathews

    Snapshot Title: Mount Mathews
    Taken by: Julian Thomson (GNS Science)

    Image: Wellington Harbour New Zealand
    Image Owner: Julian Thomson (GNS Science)



    Description:

    Highest point in the Rimutaka Forest Park



  24. Fault

    Snapshot Title: Fault
    Taken by: Julian Thomson (GNS Science)

    Image: Wellington Harbour New Zealand
    Image Owner: Julian Thomson (GNS Science)



    Description:

    the Wellington Fault runs through this building



  25. Wellington's Achilles Heel

    Snapshot Title: Wellington's Achilles Heel
    Taken by: Julian Thomson (GNS Science)

    Image: Wellington Harbour New Zealand
    Image Owner: Julian Thomson (GNS Science)



    Description:

    The active fault runs across the railway, motorway and Ferry Terminal right here. The water supply also crosses the fault in this area. Average displacements of surface ruptures of the fault are about...



  26. Sign

    Snapshot Title: Sign
    Taken by: Julian Thomson (GNS Science)

    Image: Wellington Harbour New Zealand
    Image Owner: Julian Thomson (GNS Science)



    Description:

    Too true! - The active Wellington Fault runs past very close by...



  27. Hutt River

    Snapshot Title: Hutt River
    Taken by: Julian Thomson (GNS Science)

    Image: Wellington Harbour and Lower Hutt, New Zealand
    Image Owner: Julian Thomson (GNS Science)



    Description:

    River



  28. Petone Foreshore

    Snapshot Title: Petone Foreshore
    Taken by: Julian Thomson (GNS Science)

    Image: Wellington Harbour and Lower Hutt, New Zealand
    Image Owner: Julian Thomson (GNS Science)



    Description:

    Land uplifted out of the sea by the Wellington Earthquake of 1855



  29. Truncated Spurs

    Snapshot Title: Truncated Spurs
    Taken by: Julian Thomson (GNS Science)

    Image: Wellington Harbour and Lower Hutt, New Zealand
    Image Owner: Julian Thomson (GNS Science)



    Description:

    These ridges and valleys created by streams have been cut back by sea erosion



  30. Fault Scarp

    Snapshot Title: Fault Scarp
    Taken by: Julian Thomson (GNS Science)

    Image: Wellington Harbour and Lower Hutt, New Zealand
    Image Owner: Julian Thomson (GNS Science)



    Description:

    The line of hills has been uplifted along the Wellington Fault which runs through Wellington City and along the western side of the harbour and Hutt Valley. it is one of four active faults in the Well...



  31. Somes Island

    Snapshot Title: Somes Island
    Taken by: Julian Thomson (GNS Science)

    Image: Wellington Harbour and Lower Hutt, New Zealand
    Image Owner: Julian Thomson (GNS Science)



    Description:

    This is now a native wildlife sanctuary. The stepped profile of the island shows three marine terraces uplifted by earth movements.



  32. Somes Island

    Snapshot Title: Somes Island
    Taken by: Julian Thomson (GNS Science)

    Image: Wellington Harbour and Lower Hutt, New Zealand
    Image Owner: Julian Thomson (GNS Science)



    Description:

    This is now a native wildlife sanctuary. The stepped profile of the island shows three marine terraces uplifted by earth movements.



  33. fault

    Snapshot Title: fault
    Taken by: Julian Thomson (GNS Science)

    Image: The Malte Brun range seen from the Minarets neve
    Image Owner: Julian Thomson (GNS Science)



    Description:

    These vertically tilted beds have been offset by a fault cutting across them roughly horizontally.



  34. Annual Layers

    Snapshot Title: Annual Layers
    Taken by: Julian Thomson (GNS Science)

    Image: The Malte Brun range seen from the Minarets neve
    Image Owner: Julian Thomson (GNS Science)



    Description:

    The darker layers in the glacier ice are created in the previous summer by surface melting of the snow that has subsequently refrozen and now has a more glassy appearence.



  35. Malte Brun

    Snapshot Title: Malte Brun
    Taken by: Julian Thomson (GNS Science)

    Image: The Malte Brun range seen from the Minarets neve
    Image Owner: Julian Thomson (GNS Science)



    Description:

    3155m - one of the 19 peaks over 3000m in the South Island of new Zealand



  36. Discontinuity

    Snapshot Title: Discontinuity
    Taken by: Julian Thomson (GNS Science)

    Image: Wellington Fault investigation, Upper Hutt, NZ
    Image Owner: Julian Thomson (GNS Science)



    Description:

    The river terrace on the left of the fenceline does not continue to the right due to being off set by fault movements.



  37. River channel trench

    Snapshot Title: River channel trench
    Taken by: Julian Thomson (GNS Science)

    Image: Wellington Fault investigation, Upper Hutt, NZ
    Image Owner: Julian Thomson (GNS Science)



    Description:

    This trench was dug to study the horizontal displacement of a former river channel caused by the most recent rupture of the Wellington Fault. The researchers also hope to date the earthquake event as ...



  38. Fault Close-up

    Snapshot Title: Fault Close-up
    Taken by: Julian Thomson (GNS Science)

    Image: Wellington Fault investigation, Upper Hutt, NZ
    Image Owner: Julian Thomson (GNS Science)



    Description:

    The vertical line just right of centre of this snapshot shows the most recent movement of the Wellington Fault several hundred years ago. The section on the right is displaced about 20 cms above the s...



  39. Gully

    Snapshot Title: Gully
    Taken by: Julian Thomson (GNS Science)

    Image: lava flows of Ngauruhoe, New Zealand
    Image Owner: Julian Thomson (GNS Science)



    Description:

    This channel has been eroded out of the loosely consolidated volcanic debris by rain water flowing down the slopes of the volcano.



  40. 1870 lava flow

    Snapshot Title: 1870 lava flow
    Taken by: Julian Thomson (GNS Science)

    Image: lava flows of Ngauruhoe, New Zealand
    Image Owner: Julian Thomson (GNS Science)



    Description:

    This lava flow is more vegetated than the darker, younger flows. They are all of the same andesitic composition and have a very rough, blocky surface called 'aa' lava.



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