Aachen Sanddatabase

Contact

Name

Georg Stauch

Akademischer Oberrat

Phone

work
+49 241 80 99381

Email

E-Mail
  Beach in Spain Copyright: G. Stauch

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.

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!

  Example of the sample amount Copyright: G. Stauch   Copyright: G. Stauch  
Sample ID Date Location Coordinates Type From Overview Detail
ASD0001 2017/04/20 Strait of Magellan, Chile

70°04'10''W

53°34'03''S

beach Georg Stauch Link Link
ASD0002 2018/06/15 Elbe River

09°39'29''E

53°33'39''N

river Georg Stauch Link Link
ASD0003 2017/08/23

Orog Nuur, Mongolia

100°55'45''E

45°03'29''N

dune Veit Nottebaum Link Link
ASD0004 2018/08/22 Brenna, Toskana

42°12'23''N

11°13'48''E

river Timo Alasentie Link Link
ASD0005 2018/08/22

Rhodes, Greece

36°01'60''N

27°45'32''E

beach Sebastian Laux Link Link

  Copyright: G. Stauch Elbe River (ASD0002)   Copyright: G. Stauch Elbe River (ASD0002)   Copyright: G. Stauch Elbe River (ASD0002)   Copyright: G. Stauch Elbe River (ASD0002)   Copyright: G. Stauch Dune Mongolia (ASD0003)   Copyright: G. Stauch Dune Mongolia (ASD0003)   Copyright: T. Alasentie ASD0004: Brenna,Toskana   ASD0004_M ASD0004: Brenna,Toskana   Copyright: S. Laux ASD0005: Rhodos, Greece   ASD0005_M ASD0005: Rhodos, Greece   Copyright: D. Laur ASD0006: Calanque de Port Pin, France   ASD0006_M ASD0006: Calanque de Port Pin, France   Copyright: S. Pötter ASD0007: Fetesti, Romania   ASD0007_M ASD0007: Fetesti, Romania   Copyright: J. Marx ASD0008: Vik i Myrdal, Island   ASD0008_M ASD0008: Vik i Myrdal, Island   Copyright: J. Marx ASD0009: Bondi Beach, Australien   ASD0009_M ASD0009: Bondi Beach, Australien   ASD0010_1 Copyright: C. Thielen ASD0010: Armacao de Pera, Portugal   ASD0010_M ASD0010: Armacao de Pera, Portugal   ASD0011_1 Copyright: T. Strerath ASD0011: Amed Beach, Bali, Indonesien   ASD0011_M ASD0011: Amed Beach, Bali, Indonesien   ASD0012_1 ASD0011: Amed Beach, Bali, Indonesien   ASD0012_M ASD0011: Amed Beach, Bali, Indonesien   ASD0012_1 Copyright: N. Bobchev ASD0011: Amed Beach, Bali, Indonesien   ASD0013_M ASD0011: Amed Beach, Bali, Indonesien   ASD0014_1 Copyright: V. Nottebaum ASD0011: Amed Beach, Bali, Indonesien   ASD0014_M ASD0014_M: Bergen, Noord-Holland   ASD0015_1 Copyright: G. Stauch ASD0011: Amed Beach, Bali, Indonesien   ASD0015_M ASD0015_M: AR Sandbox, RWTH Aachen   ASD0016_1 Copyright: K. Schöne ASD0016: Side, Türkei   ASD0017_1 Copyright: K. Schöne ASD0017: Ko Chang, Thailand   ASD0018_1 Copyright: K. Schöne ASD0018: Otres Beach, Kambodscha   ASD0019_1 Copyright: L. Ropohl ASD0019: Shark Bay, Langebaan, South Africa   ASD0020_1 Copyright: C. Moll ASD0019: Shark Bay, Langebaan, South Africa   ASD0021_1 Copyright: M. Ziemes ASD0021: Manly Beach, Sydney, Australia   ASD0022_1 Copyright: M. Ziemes ASD0022: Ellis Beach, Queensland, Australia   ASD0023_1 Copyright: M. Ziemes ASD0023: Coober Pedy, South Australia, Australia   ASD0024_1 Copyright: M. Ziemes ASD0024: Lake Hart, South Australia, Australia   ASD0025_1 Copyright: M. Ziemes ASD0025: Glenelg, South Australia, Australia   ASD0026_1 Copyright: M. Ziemes ASD0026: Little Sahara, South Australia, Australia   ASD0027_1 Copyright: M. Schmitz ASD0026: Little Sahara, South Australia, Australia   ASD0028_1 Copyright: H. Nießen ASD0028: Qurum Beach, Oman   ASD0029_1 Copyright: H. Nießen ASD0029: Wadi Bovi Na'ab, Oman   ASD0030_1 Copyright: H. Nießen ASD0030: al-Wusta, Oman   ASD0031_1 Copyright: H. Nießen ASD0031: Ash Sharqiyah North, Oman   ASD0032_1 Copyright: H. Nießen ASD0032: Wahiba Sands, Oman   ASD0033_1 Copyright: H. Nießen ASD0033: Boshar Sanddunes, Oman   ASD0034_1 Copyright: P. Andruschek ASD0034: Puerto Naos, Spain   ASD0035_1 Copyright: D. Esmaeili ASD0035: Monument Valley, USA   ASD0036_1 Copyright: D. Esmaeili ASD0036: Long Beach – Rosie´s Dog Beach, USA   ASD0037_1 Copyright: D. Esmaeili ASD0037: Joshua Tree NP, USA   ASD0038_1 Copyright: D. Esmaeili ASD0038: Ocean Beach San Francisco, USA   ASD0039_1 Copyright: D. Esmaeili ASD0039: Valley of Fire State Park, USA   ASD0040_1 Copyright: D. Esmaeili ASD0040: Valley of Fire State Park, USA   ASD0041_1 Copyright: D. Esmaeili ASD0041: Zion NP – Angels Landing, USA   ASD0042_1 Copyright: D. Esmaeili ASD0042: Horseshoe Bend, USA   ASD0043_1 Copyright: D. Esmaeili ASD0042: Horseshoe Bend, USA   ASD0044_1 Copyright: D. Esmaeili ASD0044: Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park, USA   ASD0045_1 Copyright: D. Esmaeili ASD0045: Baker Beach – San Francisco, USA