Aachen Sand Database

  Beach in Spain Copyright: © Georg Stauch  

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We Want Your Sand!

Sand in a plastic bag Copyright: © Georg Stauch Example of the sample amount

Starting this summer, we will establish a sand database with the help of all students. The goal is a comprehensive collection of sand samples from all over the world. For this, we rely on the help of the fond of traveling among you: Bring us sand!

It does not matter if it is fluvial, marine (sea beach!) or aeolian. The farther away, the better. In the laboratory of the Chair of Physical Geography and Geoecology selected samples are then microscopically examined and analyzed for their grain-size distribution.

For each sample, we need one or two significant photos of the surrounding landscape and a photo of where the sample was taken. In addition, we need the date of the sampling as well as the coordinates (which you can get at GoogleMaps for example). Approximately 100 g of sample material, which you can transport for instance in a well-rinsed jam jar, are sufficient.

  World map

Your photos and the details of your sample will be recorded, with your consent, with your name in the online database. You can hand in the samples directly to Georg Stauch in his office or send it via mail. With the results, we want to show how different the sand is worldwide!

We are looking forward to your souvenirs from all over the world!

 
Sample-ID Date Location Coordinates Type By Picture Detail
ASD000120/04/2017Street of Magellan, Chile53°34'03''S
70°04'10''W
beachGeorg Stauch
ASD0001
ASD0001_2
ASD000215/08/2018Elbe, Germany53°33'39''N
9°39'29''E
river sandGeorg Stauch
ASD0002_1.jpg
ASD0002_2
ASD000323/08/2017Orog Nuur, Mongolia45°03'29''N
100°55'45''E
duneVeit Nottebaum
ASD0003_1
ASD0003_2
ASD000422/08/2018Brenna, Italy42°12'23''N
11°13'48''E
river sandTimo Alasentie
ASD0004
ASD 0004_02.2.JPG
ASD000522/08/2018Rhodes, Greece36°01'60''N
27°45'32''E
beachSebastian Laux
ASD0005
ASD 0005_02.2.JPG
ASD000623/08/2018Calanque de Port Pin, Vaufregs, France43°12'15''N
5°30'39''E
beachDominik Lauer
ASD0006_2.jpg
ASD 0006_02.1.JPG
ASD000722/09/2018Donau, Fetesti, Romania44°24'00''N
27°51'54''E
river sandStephan Pötter
ASD0007_1.jpg
ASD 0007_02.2.JPG
ASD000825/08/2018Viki i Myrdal, Iceland63°25'10''N
19°00'35''W
beachJohanna Marx
ASD0008_1.jpg
ASD 0008_02.2.JPG
ASD000912/09/2018Bondi Beach, Australia33°53'S
151°17'E
beachJohanna Marx
ASD0009_1.jpg
ASD 0009_02.2.JPG
ASD001026/09/2018Armacao de Pera, Portugal37°06'03''N
8°21'27''W
beachClaude Thielen
ASD0010_1.jpg
ASD 0010_02.1.JPG
ASD001127/09/2018Amed, Bali, Indonesia8°20'08''S
115°39'28''E
beachTim Strerath
ASD0011_1.jpg
ASD 0011_02.1.JPG
ASD001223/09/2018Flores, Indonesia8°49'48''S
120°50'19''E
beach
ASD0012_1.jpg
ASD 0012_02.2.JPG
ASD001317/11/2018Ostend, Belgium51°13'33''N
2°53'57''E
beachNikola Bobchev
ASD0013_1.jpg
ASD 0013_02.2.JPG
ASD001430/08/2018Bergen, Noord-Holland52°40'20''N
4°41'00''E
duneVeit Nottebaum
ASD00014_1.jpg
ASD 0014_02.1.JPG
ASD001519/11/2018AR Sandbox, RWTH Aachen50°46'45''N
6°04'36''E
AR SandboxGeorg Stauch
ASD00015_1.jpg
ASD0015_M
ASD001608/09/2018Side, Türkey36°46'33''N
31°23'27''E
beachKatrin Schöne
ASD00016_11.jpg
ASD 0016_02.1.JPG
ASD001725/10/2018Ko Chang, Thailand11°57'32''N
102°25'50''E
beachKatrin Schöne
ASD00017_11.jpg
ASD 0017_02.1neu.JPG
ASD001801/11/2018Otres Beach, Cambodia10°33'42''N
103°33'27''E
beachKatrin Schöne
ASD00018_11.jpg
ASD 0018_02.1.JPG
ASD001931/01/2019Shark Bay, Langebaan, South Africa33°06'46''S
18°02'37''E
beachLucie Ropohl
ASD00019_1.jpg
ASD 0019_02.1.JPG
ASD002026/03/2019Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain39°19'49''N
3°08'49''E
beachChris Moll
ASD0020
ASD 0020_02.1.JPG
ASD002106/02/2019Manly Beach, Australia33°47'57''S
151°17'25''E
beachMona Ziemes
ASD0021
ASD 0021_02.1.JPG
ASD002208/02/2019Ellis Beach, Australia16°44'04''S
145°39'39''E
beachMona Ziemes
ASD0022
ASD 0022_02.1.JPG
ASD002316/02/2019Coober Pedy, Australia28°59'00''S
134°42'02''E
sandMona Ziemes
ASD0023
ASD 0023_02.1.JPG
ASD002417/02/2019Lake Hart, Australia31°14'00''S
136°24'04''E
sandMona Ziemes
ASD0024
ASD 0024_02.1.JPG
ASD002519/02/2019Gleneg Beach, Australia34°58'50''S
138°30'36''E
beachMona Ziemes
ASD0025
ASD002621/02/2019Little Sahara, Australia34°57'00''S
137°14'55''E
duneMona Ziemes
ASD0026
ASD 0026_02.1.JPG
ASD002726/04/2019De Banjaard, Zeeland51°33'56''N
3°28'39''E
beachMaximilian Schmitz
ASD0027_1.jpg
ASD 0027_02.1.JPG
ASD002818/10/2018Qurum Beach, Oman23°37'24''N
58°28'33''E
beachHenning Nießen
ASD0028_1.jpg©Henning Niessen
ASD 0028_02.1.JPG
ASD002919/12/2018Wadi Bovi Na'ab, Oman23°29'55''N
57°54'29''E
fluvialHenning Nießen
ASD0029_1.jpg©Henning Niessen
ASD 0029_02.1.JPG
ASD003021/12/2018al-Wusta, Oman19°36'36''N
55°23'25''E
aeolianHenning Nießen
ASD0030_1.jpg©Henning Niessen
ASD 0030_02.1.JPG
ASD003128/12/2018Ash Sharqiyah North, Oman20°59'32''N
58°47'35''E
aeolianHenning Nießen
ASD0031_1.jpg©Henning Niessen
ASD 0031_02.2.JPG
ASD003202/02/2019Wahiba Sands, Oman21°54'46''N
58°45'41''E
aeolianHenning Nießen
ASD0032_1.jpg©Henning Niessen
ASD003313/03/2019Boshar Sanddunes, Oman21°54'45''N
58°45'40''E
aeolianHenning Nießen
ASD0033_1.jpg©Henning Niessen
ASD 0033_02.1.JPG
ASD003428/02/2019Puerto Naos, Canary Islands, Spain28°35'05''N
17°54'36''E
beachPauline Andruschek
ASD0034_1.jpg
ASD 0034_02.1.JPG
ASD003513/04/2019Monument Valley, USA36°58'50.4"N
110°06'13.4"W
aeolianDennis Esmaeili
ASD0035_1.jpg
ASD 0035_02.1.JPG
ASD003622/04/2019Long Beach – Rosie´s Dog Beach, USA33°45'17.3"N
118°08'24.1"W
beachDennis Esmaeili
ASD0036_1.jpg
ASD 0036_02.1.JPG
ASD003711/04/2019Joshua Tree NP, USA34°00'53.1"N
116°10'10.1"W
aeolianDennis Esmaeili
ASD0037_1.jpg
ASD 0037_02.1.JPG
ASD003818/04/2019Ocean Beach, San Francisco, USA37°46'05.5"N
122°30'41.0"W
beachDennis Esmaeili
ASD0038_1.jpg
ASD 0038_02.1.JPG
ASD003915/04/2019Valley of Fire State Park, USA36°24'50.2"N
114°33'29.9"W
aeolianDennis Esmaeili
ASD0039_1.jpg
ASD 0039_02.1.JPG
ASD004015/04/2019Valley of Fire State Park, USA36°25'23.4"N
114°33'03.6"W
aeolianDennis Esmaeili
ASD0040_1.jpg
ASD 0040_02.1.JPG
ASD004114/04/2019Angels Landing, Zion NP, USA37°16'09.4"N
112°56'52.4"W
slopeDennis Esmaeili
ASD0041_1.jpg
ASD 0041_02.1.JPG
ASD004212/04/2019Horseshoe Bend, USA36°52'40.6"N
111°30'40.9"W
slopeDennis Esmaeili
ASD0042_1.jpg
ASD 0042_02.1.JPG
ASD004312/04/2019Grand Canyon NP, USA36°03'54.4"N
112°07'01.3"W
slopeDennis Esmaeili
ASD0043_1.jpg
ASD 0043_02.1.JPG
ASD004414/04/2019Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park, USA37°02'07.4"N
112°43'47.2"W
duneDennis Esmaeili
ASD0044_1.jpg
ASD 0044_02.1.JPG
ASD004518/04/2019Baker Beach, San Francisco, USA37°47'47.2"N
122°28'56.0"W
beachDennis Esmaeili
ASD0045_1.jpg
ASD 0045_02.1.JPG
ASD004613/05/2019Mining dump, Stolberg, Germany50°47'33.3"N
6°12'34.8"E
heapDennis Esmaeili
ASD 0046_02.1.JPG
ASD004702/08/2019Carhoo Beach, Dingle, Ireland52°07'41"N
10°22'20"W
beachGeorg Stauch
ASD0047_1.jpg
ASD 0047_02.1.JPG
ASD004805/08/2019Lough Mask, Ireland53°43'05"N
9°20'51"W
beachGeorg Stauch
ASD0048_1.jpg
ASD 0048_02.1.JPG
ASD004905/08/2019Betra Beach, Ireland53°47'28"N
9°39'29"W
beachGeorg Stauch
ASD0049_1.jpg
ASD 0049_02.1.JPG
ASD005021/08/2019Rossbeigh Beach, Ireland52°03'33.2"N
9°58'21.0"W
beachChris Moll
ASD0050_1.jpg
ASD 0050_02.1.JPG
ASD005121/08/2019Inch, Ireland52°08'26.64"N
9°58'54.66"W
beachChris Moll
ASD0051_1.jpg
ASD 0051_02.1.JPG
ASD005204/10/2019Deliblatska peščara, Serbia44°53'24.24"N
21°05'37.69"E
duneStephan Pötter
ASD0052_1.jpg
ASD 0052_02.1.JPG
ASD005304/10/2019Fülöphaza, Hungary46°52'25.99"N
19°23'19.82"E
duneStephan Pötter
ASD0053_1.jpg
ASD 0053_02.1.JPG
ASD005401/09/2019Vromos Beach, Chernomorets, Bulgaria42°26'38.12"N
27°36'46.45"E
beachNikola Bobchev
ASD0054_1.jpg
ASD 0054_02.1.JPG
ASD005502/09/2019Pasha Dere Beach, Warna, Bulgaria43°07'15.88"N
27°55'43.39"E
beachNikola Bobchev
ASD0055_1.jpg
ASD 0055_02.1.JPG
ASD005626/08/2019Solnicite Beach, Burgas, Bulgaria42°32'4.47"N
27°29'41.32"E
beachNikola Bobchev
ASD0056_1.jpg
ASD 0056_02.1.JPG
ASD005729/08/2019Zlatna Ribka, Sozopol, Bulgaria42°24'34.45"N
27°39'53.42"E
beachNikola Bobchev
ASD0057_1.jpg
ASD 0057_02.1.JPG
ASD005809/09/2019North Beach, Primorsko, Bulgaria42°16'56.48"N
27°45'11.52"E
beachNikola Bobchev
ASD0058_1.jpg
ASD 0058_02.1.JPG
ASD005903/09/2019Kamchia Beach, Bliznatsi, Bulgaria43°01'59.32"N
27°53'16.15"E
beachNikola Bobchev
ASD0059_1.jpg
ASD 0059_02.1.JPG
ASD006006/02/2020Rügen, Germany54°21'22.00"N
13°43'30.80"E
beachAndrea Junge
ASD0060
ASD006110/02/2020Luing, Scotland56°15'52.10"N
5°38'53.64"W
beachRobin Borger
ASD0061
ASD006216/08/2021Ijmuiden aan Zee, Netherlands52°27'18.1"N
4°33'16.1"E
beachMona Ziemes
ASD0062
ASD006318/08/2021Bloemendaal aan Zee, Netherlands52°26'03.2"N
4°33'32.9"E
beachMona Ziemes
ASD0063
ASD006425/03/2022Ahlbeck, Germany53°56'18.6"N
14°11'57.5"E
beachGeorg Janssen
ASD0064
ASD006512/07/2023White Sands National Park, USA32°48'55.93"N
106°15'44.88"W
gypsum duneLukas Dörwald
ASD0065©UWE-DOERWALD
ASD006619/07/2023Great Sand Dunes National Park, USA37°46'25.32"N
105°30'54.36"W
duneLukas Dörwald
ASD0066©UWE-DOERWALD
ASD006700/12/2022Costa del Janubio, Lanzarote, Canary Islands, Spain28°56'17.76"N
13°49'56.03"W
beachLukas Dörwald
ASD0067
ASD006800/12/2022Playa Honda, Lanzarote, Canary Islands, Spain28°57'3.70"N
13°35'23.28"W
beachLukas Dörwald
ASD0068
ASD006930/08/2022Oststrand, Baltrum, Germany53°44'3.27"N
7°24'21.86"E
beachLukas Dörwald
ASD0069
ASD007031/07/2023Untersulzbach, Großvenediger, Austria47°14'02.5"N
12°15'46.0"E
fuvialHenning Nießen
ASD0070
ASD007102/08/2023Obersulzbachkees, Großvenediger, Austria47°07'44.5"N
12°19'34.0"E
glacialHenning Nießen
ASD0071
ASD007203/09/2023Fischbeker Heide, Hamburg-Harburg, Germany53°27'25.2"N
9°50'27.6"E
heath sandLukas Dörwald
ASD0072
ASD007328/09/2023Playa de la Almadraba, Almadrava, Spain38°52'06.2"N
0°00'00.0"E
beachFabian Fahl
ASD0073
ASD007408/08/2023Yellow Sea, Korea35°42'43.11"N
126°34'34.98"E
beachFabian Fahl
ASD0074