Go, granite, go!

Earlier this month, at the Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union in San Francisco, I heard something that simultaneously piqued my interest and confused me: granite often forms topographic high points because it is denser than the rocks around it. Counterintuitive, right? Find out how it works in a new post for the European Geophysical Union’s blog, Geolog.

A Landsat 7 image of the granitic Brandberg Igneous Complex in Namibia (Credit: NASA).
A Landsat 7 image of the granitic Brandberg Igneous Complex in Namibia (Credit: NASA).
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