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Plio-Pleistocene Sediments in the Monterey Area by ahochstaedter

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0.56 Gigapixels
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Date added
Dec 17, 2011
Date taken
Dec 17, 2011
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These unconsolidated sediments crop out near the eastern corner of the Fort Ord Public Lands within sight of the Creekside Terrace trailhead. The clasts display a range of sorting, rounding, and layering. They probably represent detritus eroded from the paleo-Coast Ranges that was deposited in fluvial and fan environments during their transport to the Pacific. A closeup macro-panorama of a small portion of this outcrop that shows cross bedding of sand-sized grains is here: zoom.it/S9y4 Will open in a new tab or window
This outcrop lies near the edge of the hills comprise the former Ft Ord Military Base. Turning 180 degrees from this spot would reveal a view of the Salinas Valley. A related gigapan, taken from a spot a few yards away shows similar sediments, the Salinas River, and the Salinas Valley.


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GigaPan Stitch version 1.0.0805 (Windows)
Panorama size: 562 megapixels (35128 x 16000 pixels)
Input images: 96 (12 columns by 8 rows)
Field of view: 108.1 degrees wide by 49.2 degrees high (top=39.5, bottom=-9.7)
Settings:
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: PENTAX
Camera model: PENTAX K-r
Image size: 4591x3049 (14.0 megapixels)
Capture time: 2011-12-17 12:31:34 - 2011-12-17 12:38:44
Aperture: f/11
Exposure time: 0.00625
ISO: 200
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 147.0 mm
White balance: Fixed
Exposure mode: Manual
Horizontal overlap: 39.6 to 51.6 percent
Vertical overlap: 37.3 to 41.0 percent
Computer stats: 8098.69 MB RAM, 8 CPUs
Total time 12:09 (7.6 seconds per picture)
Alignment: 4:09, Projection: 3:04, Blending: 4:56
(Preview finished in 8:37)

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