Project Description

The researcher of the IDL Nuno Pimentel won the prize of Image Excellence 2018 of the Casa das Ciência with photography entitled “Eolian Mushroom”. The image reveals a windswept pedunculate block on the Altiplano of Bolivia. The extreme aridity of the region inhibits chemical weathering, predominantly physical weathering, especially wind, which without any vegetation to slow it down throws loose grains of sand against this rock, sculpting it (example of wind corrosion).