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Calico Folds (View #3) by Ron Schott

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Taken by
Ron Schott Ron Schott
Explore score
1.40 Gigapixels
Date added
Jan 09, 2009
Date taken
Dec 23, 2008

Third of a series of three views of the spectacular folds in the Calico Hills just east of Barstow, California.

Gigapan Comments (5)

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  1. Stoney Vintson

    Stoney Vintson (January 12, 2009, 08:02PM )

    COVE stands for 'Collaborative Ocean Visualization Environment'. The software application is a GIS geographic information system software application that allows you to visualize bathymetry information and other associated information. The web site is www.neptune.washington.edu/cove&nb sp;Will
open in a new tab or window/I thought that I read about it on one of your blogs, but I am not able to verify it at the moment. It was under the rumored Google Ocean post with a link.

  2. Ron Schott

    Ron Schott (January 12, 2009, 03:34PM )

    Could you explain what COVE stands for and where you downloaded it?

  3. Stoney Vintson

    Stoney Vintson (January 12, 2009, 12:49AM )

    Thanks for the info. I downloaded COVE. Its pretty cool. You can download different data sets and see major faults

  4. Ron Schott

    Ron Schott (January 11, 2009, 10:21PM )

    Broadly speaking, the folding seen here is related to compressional deformation associated with the Big Bend segment of the San Andreas and related faults (including the nearby Calico Fault) along the Pacific-North American plate boundary. I don't have much more detailed geologic information about this particular locality, but they're some of the most spectacularly exposed folds in the area. Surprisingly, I haven't found any online field guides to the geology of this particular locality - possibly because it is an area that many schools use for field projects.

  5. Stoney Vintson

    Stoney Vintson (January 10, 2009, 10:22PM )

    That is pretty interesting. Are you able to elaborate on what is going on here?

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GigaPan Stitcher version 0.4.3510 (Windows)
Panorama size: 1399 megapixels (66652 x 20999 pixels)
Input images: 416 (32 columns by 13 rows)
Field of view: 93.9 degrees wide by 29.6 degrees high (top=13.5, bottom=-16.1)
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: Canon PowerShot S5 IS
Image size: 3264x2448 (8.0 megapixels)
Capture time: 2008-12-23 12:42:48 - 2008-12-23 13:06:37
Aperture: f/4
Exposure time: 0.0015625
ISO: 80
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 435.8 mm
Digital zoom: off
White balance: Fixed
Exposure mode: Manual
Horizontal overlap: 31.5 to 43.9 percent
Vertical overlap: 31.9 to 42.5 percent
Computer stats: 3069.98 MB RAM, 2 CPUs
Total time 4:21:11 (0:37 per picture)
Alignment: 1:34:00, Projection: 20:27, Blending: 2:26:42

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