Dust flux, Vostok ice core

Dust flux, Vostok ice core
Two dimensional phase space reconstruction of dust flux from the Vostok core over the period 186-4 ka using the time derivative method. Dust flux on the x-axis, rate of change is on the y-axis. From Gipp (2001).

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Developing and redeveloping Nanning, Guangxi Province

Nanning is called the Green City in China. Unfortunately, having had dinner in one of those rooftop revolving restaurants, I can tell you it is not a beautiful city.

From Qingxiushan looking south and west, one can see a huge swath of developing land at the edge of Nanning.

These pictures are looking more or less to the south, running from east (top) to west (bottom). Most of the buildings east of the river are under construction, or just recently constructed, and don't appear to be yet occupied.

Looking further east, there is still more land that looks like it is set aside for development.

Pictures run from somewhat northeast to southeast. The forested area in the near ground is part of the park, but the cleared area all the way back to the buildings in the distance appears to be open for development.

In addition to the furious expansion of the city, parts of the inner city are getting redeveloped.

All of the remaining pictures are near the city centre, just over 1 km (less than one mile) from the main railway station.

Having a relaxing glass of wine in the middle of a field of rubble.

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