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  1. Ridge

    Snapshot Title: Ridge
    Taken by: Jen Piatek

    Image: Grand Canyon South Rim (4 of 7)
    Image Owner: Jen Piatek



    Description:

    What kind of rock? How is this eroding?



  2. Recent acitivity

    Snapshot Title: Recent acitivity
    Taken by: Jen Piatek

    Image: Grand Canyon South Rim (1 of 7)
    Image Owner: Jen Piatek



    Description:

    What geologic process seems to have occurred here?



  3. Rim Stratigraphy

    Snapshot Title: Rim Stratigraphy
    Taken by: Jen Piatek

    Image: Meteor Crater
    Image Owner: Jen Piatek



    Description:

    Well exposed here - probably the best part of the pan to explore the rock units in the rim.



  4. What a view...

    Snapshot Title: What a view...
    Taken by: Jen Piatek

    Image: Grand Canyon South Rim (7 of 7)
    Image Owner: Jen Piatek



    Description:

    It's hard to resist the temptation to get closer to the edge - although it's not always as scary as it looks (there might be another ledge not visible here, so this person may not really be that close...



  5. Butte

    Snapshot Title: Butte
    Taken by: Jen Piatek

    Image: Grand Canyon South Rim (6 of 7)
    Image Owner: Jen Piatek



    Description:

    Erosion does odd things sometimes...



  6. Narrow ridge

    Snapshot Title: Narrow ridge
    Taken by: Jen Piatek

    Image: Grand Canyon South Rim (5 of 7)
    Image Owner: Jen Piatek



    Description:

    It looks knifeblade-thin, but hard to know for sure.



  7. Cliffs and slopes

    Snapshot Title: Cliffs and slopes
    Taken by: Jen Piatek

    Image: Grand Canyon South Rim (4 of 7)
    Image Owner: Jen Piatek



    Description:

    The path of water is visible here.



  8. In the Inner Gorge

    Snapshot Title: In the Inner Gorge
    Taken by: Jen Piatek

    Image: Grand Canyon South Rim (3 of 7)
    Image Owner: Jen Piatek



    Description:

    Dark schists and pink granites.



  9. Ampitheater

    Snapshot Title: Ampitheater
    Taken by: Jen Piatek

    Image: Grand Canyon South Rim (2 of 7)
    Image Owner: Jen Piatek



    Description:

    Natural caves eroded into the canyon walls.



  10. Distant river

    Snapshot Title: Distant river
    Taken by: Jen Piatek

    Image: Grand Canyon South Rim (1 of 7)
    Image Owner: Jen Piatek



    Description:

    The green vegetation snakes along the path water follows here.



  11. Sedimentary Structures

    Snapshot Title: Sedimentary Structures
    Taken by: Jen Piatek

    Image: Oak Creek Canyon, seen from Slide Rock SP (4 of 4)
    Image Owner: Jen Piatek



    Description:

    I never thought I would use "sedimentary" and "beautiful" to refer to the same rock... these features are stunning (and the identification left to the student for now...)



  12. Layers, again

    Snapshot Title: Layers, again
    Taken by: Jen Piatek

    Image: Oak Creek Canyon, seen from Slide Rock SP (3 of 4)
    Image Owner: Jen Piatek



    Description:

    Not as distinct as the western side of the canyon, but there appears to be a change in the rock layers present here.



  13. Distant stratigraphy

    Snapshot Title: Distant stratigraphy
    Taken by: Jen Piatek

    Image: Oak Creek Canyon, seen from Slide Rock SP (2 of 4)
    Image Owner: Jen Piatek



    Description:

    The layers here are telling a story... but what are they trying to say?



  14. Erosion...

    Snapshot Title: Erosion...
    Taken by: Jen Piatek

    Image: Oak Creek Canyon, seen from Slide Rock SP (2 of 4)
    Image Owner: Jen Piatek



    Description:

    The rocks here are weathering into hoodoo like shapes.



  15. Dark Peaks

    Snapshot Title: Dark Peaks
    Taken by: Jen Piatek

    Image: Oak Creek Canyon, seen from Slide Rock SP (1 of 4)
    Image Owner: Jen Piatek



    Description:

    Not the same as the rocks at the bottom...



  16. Colorful Layers

    Snapshot Title: Colorful Layers
    Taken by: Jen Piatek

    Image: Oak Creek Canyon, seen from Slide Rock SP (1 of 4)
    Image Owner: Jen Piatek



    Description:

    Compare to the top of the ridge, notice the color difference.



  17. Red rocks...

    Snapshot Title: Red rocks...
    Taken by: Jen Piatek

    Image: Near SP
    Image Owner: Jen Piatek



    Description:

    Different from the black cinders that make up SP Crater.



  18. Up at the top...

    Snapshot Title: Up at the top...
    Taken by: Jen Piatek

    Image: SP Crater
    Image Owner: Jen Piatek



    Description:

    More cohesive rocks along the rim, making a resistant top. The vegetation seems to prefer the looser cinders on the slopes here.



  19. Geologists Were Here

    Snapshot Title: Geologists Were Here
    Taken by: Jen Piatek

    Image: SP Crater
    Image Owner: Jen Piatek



    Description:

    One of our field trip vans... the geologists are (mostly) hiking up the other side of the cinder cone, where the path up is shorter.



  20. Sunset Crater (close up)

    Snapshot Title: Sunset Crater (close up)
    Taken by: Jen Piatek

    Image: Sunset Crater State Park - Lava Flow Trail 360°
    Image Owner: Jen Piatek



    Description:

    The top/center of Sunset Crater - the old hiking trails are still visible, even though the cinder cone has been off limits to hikers for many years.



  21. Snowy Peaks

    Snapshot Title: Snowy Peaks
    Taken by: Jen Piatek

    Image: Sunset Crater State Park - Lava Flow Trail 360°
    Image Owner: Jen Piatek



    Description:

    The tallest is Humphries Peak - I think that' the one we can see here.



  22. At the bottom...

    Snapshot Title: At the bottom...
    Taken by: Jen Piatek

    Image: Meteor Crater
    Image Owner: Jen Piatek



    Description:

    ..complete with (cardboard?) astronaut and American flag.



  23. Geologic Structure

    Snapshot Title: Geologic Structure
    Taken by: Jen Piatek

    Image: Meteor Crater
    Image Owner: Jen Piatek



    Description:

    What geologic structure is highlighted by this snapshot?



  24. Close-up

    Snapshot Title: Close-up
    Taken by: Jen Piatek

    Image: Eroded Sand Dunes, Jockey's Ridge (Nags Head, NC)
    Image Owner: Jen Piatek



    Description:

    Scale near sand layers.



  25. Hartford, CT

    Snapshot Title: Hartford, CT
    Taken by: Jen Piatek

    Image: LiDAR Hillshade Image - State of CT
    Image Owner: Jen Piatek



    Description:

    Roadways a little more obvious in the hillshade version.



  26. BDL

    Snapshot Title: BDL
    Taken by: Jen Piatek

    Image: LiDAR Hillshade Image - State of CT
    Image Owner: Jen Piatek



    Description:

    Bradley International Airport (Windsor, CT)



  27. Hartford, CT

    Snapshot Title: Hartford, CT
    Taken by: Jen Piatek

    Image: LiDAR Elevation Map - State of Connecticut
    Image Owner: Jen Piatek



    Description:

    Not very photogenic in this version...



  28. BDL

    Snapshot Title: BDL
    Taken by: Jen Piatek

    Image: LiDAR Elevation Map - State of Connecticut
    Image Owner: Jen Piatek



    Description:

    Runways at Bradley International Airport (Windsor, CT)



  29. More deformation

    Snapshot Title: More deformation
    Taken by: Jen Piatek

    Image: Willimantic Dome 2 (Coventry, CT)
    Image Owner: Jen Piatek



    Description:

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  30. Mud polygon

    Snapshot Title: Mud polygon
    Taken by: Jen Piatek

    Image: Mudcracks & Fossils
    Image Owner: Jen Piatek



    Description:

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  31. Shear

    Snapshot Title: Shear
    Taken by: Jen Piatek

    Image: Willimantic Dome - Hand Sample
    Image Owner: Jen Piatek



    Description:

    Would be nice to hold the rock, yes - but if you can't, this will certainly be a good substitute...



  32. Now if only...

    Snapshot Title: Now if only...
    Taken by: Jen Piatek

    Image: Willimantic Dome - Thin Section
    Image Owner: Jen Piatek



    Description:

    we could virtually rotate the stage and watch the birefrigence change.....



  33. Source

    Snapshot Title: Source
    Taken by: Jen Piatek

    Image: Inactive Rock Glacier (Big Sky, MT)
    Image Owner: Jen Piatek



    Description:

    Where all the debris seems to start...



  34. Question 3 b

    Snapshot Title: Question 3 b
    Taken by: Jen Piatek

    Image: Outcrop by Kodachrome Basin State Park
    Image Owner: Jen Piatek



    Description:



  35. Question 2

    Snapshot Title: Question 2
    Taken by: Jen Piatek

    Image: Outcrop by Kodachrome Basin State Park
    Image Owner: Jen Piatek



    Description:



  36. Question 2

    Snapshot Title: Question 2
    Taken by: Jen Piatek

    Image: UtahStrat
    Image Owner: Jen Piatek



    Description:



  37. Question 3

    Snapshot Title: Question 3
    Taken by: Jen Piatek

    Image: UtahStrat
    Image Owner: Jen Piatek



    Description:



  38. Scale

    Snapshot Title: Scale
    Taken by: Jen Piatek

    Image: Capping Sandstone Member Paleosol
    Image Owner: Jen Piatek



    Description:

    Paleosol!



  39. Question 3 a

    Snapshot Title: Question 3 a
    Taken by: Jen Piatek

    Image: Outcrop by Kodachrome Basin State Park
    Image Owner: Jen Piatek



    Description:



  40. Question 1

    Snapshot Title: Question 1
    Taken by: Jen Piatek

    Image: Outcrop by Kodachrome Basin State Park
    Image Owner: Jen Piatek



    Description:



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