A group of villagers cross a riverbed in the midst of the dry season in Nepal.

What appears to be a textural painting is actually a process called cross-bedding, where Neogene sandstone sediments in a riverbed are embedded with coal sediments.

Environmental hazards, like this snow storm, are one of the challenges scientists may face while out in the field.

The Envirovibe Minibuggy sticks out from the usual traffic on a dusty road in Nepal. This high-tech vehicle sends seismic waves deep into the earth, where they are reflected back.

One of the field instruments used by our scientists is the RIEGL VZ-400, a Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) device that measures topography of the land by emitting pulses of light.

In the mountains of Qinghe County in Hebei, China, trucks accessorise the sandbox-like landscape of a mine under construction.

Such land deformations are typically considered to have been caused by single strong earthquakes.

The ridge of this hill in China was accumulatively offset by the strike slip motion of the Fuyun fault.

Mount Tangkuban Perahu is a stratovolcano in Bandung, West Java.

Against the backdrop of Phewa Lake in Pokhara, Nepal, is a full view of the three peaks of the Himalayan range - Machapuchare in the middle, Dhaulagiri on the left, and Anapurna on the right.


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