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Planetary Field Trip Sep 2009

In conjunction with the International Sedimentology Conference IAS, a fantastic trip to Tunisia was put together by Gian Ori, assisted by Nabil Gasmi, Roberto Barbieri, and Vincenzo Pascucci. We went to dunes and chotts in search of analogues to features on Mars and Titan. Trips to the giant chotts el Jerid and el Gharsa and the edge of the Grand Erg Orientale filled all our hopes. Visiting some Star Wars sets, medinas of Tozeur and Tunis, and a date farm were all added bonuses. Many thanks to our organizers and everyone who was there, making it a great experience!

The pictures are all sorted by trip segment, and are mostly chronological. If you'd like the short tour, head straight for FAVORITES.


Arrival and Chott el Jerid:

Oases and Ergs:

Chott el Gharsa and Star Wars:

Chebika and Tunis: