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Jen Piatek's Snapshots

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  1. 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.



  2. 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.



  3. 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)



  4. 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...



  5. 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)



  6. 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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  7. 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...



  8. 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.....



  9. 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...



  10. Question 3 b

    Snapshot Title: Question 3 b
    Taken by: Jen Piatek

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



    Description:



  11. Question 2

    Snapshot Title: Question 2
    Taken by: Jen Piatek

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



    Description:



  12. Question 2

    Snapshot Title: Question 2
    Taken by: Jen Piatek

    Image: UtahStrat
    Image Owner: Jen Piatek



    Description:



  13. Question 3

    Snapshot Title: Question 3
    Taken by: Jen Piatek

    Image: UtahStrat
    Image Owner: Jen Piatek



    Description:



  14. Scale

    Snapshot Title: Scale
    Taken by: Jen Piatek

    Image: Capping Sandstone Member Paleosol
    Image Owner: Jen Piatek



    Description:

    Paleosol!



  15. Question 3 a

    Snapshot Title: Question 3 a
    Taken by: Jen Piatek

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



    Description:



  16. Question 1

    Snapshot Title: Question 1
    Taken by: Jen Piatek

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



    Description:



  17. Ghost Dog...

    Snapshot Title: Ghost Dog...
    Taken by: Jen Piatek

    Image: Day at the Beach
    Image Owner: Jen Piatek



    Description:

    ...looking for ghost crabs?



  18. Small cave

    Snapshot Title: Small cave
    Taken by: Jen Piatek

    Image: Devil's Oven (East Haddam, CT)
    Image Owner: Jen Piatek



    Description:

    ...



  19. Hazy valley

    Snapshot Title: Hazy valley
    Taken by: Jen Piatek

    Image: Orange Trail Vista, Devils Hopyard State Park (East Haddam, CT)
    Image Owner: Jen Piatek



    Description:

    Off in the distance, the river valley.



  20. Little falls

    Snapshot Title: Little falls
    Taken by: Jen Piatek

    Image: Chapman Falls (East Haddam, CT)
    Image Owner: Jen Piatek



    Description:

    Lots of water this time of year, this is an offshoot of the main falls.



  21. Deformation

    Snapshot Title: Deformation
    Taken by: Jen Piatek

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



    Description:

    Lots of gneiss banding, a bit twisted and deformed.



  22. Right turn...

    Snapshot Title: Right turn...
    Taken by: Jen Piatek

    Image: Willimantic Dome 3 (Willimantic, CT)
    Image Owner: Jen Piatek



    Description:

    at the light. (Offramp from Rte. 6 onto Rte. 32).



  23. Roanoke Sound

    Snapshot Title: Roanoke Sound
    Taken by: Jen Piatek

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



    Description:

    Looking across the dunes to the sound, which lies between the Outer Banks and mainland North Carolina



  24. Crack & Alcove

    Snapshot Title: Crack & Alcove
    Taken by: Jen Piatek

    Image: Horseshoe Bend (Page, AZ) - Anaglyph Test
    Image Owner: Jen Piatek



    Description:

    (3-d glasses helpful) - the erosion here is amazing, and the anaglyph really brings this out.



  25. Joints

    Snapshot Title: Joints
    Taken by: Jen Piatek

    Image: Horseshoe Bend (Page, AZ)
    Image Owner: Jen Piatek



    Description:

    Parallel ractures through the rock unit - the large crack to the left of the snapshot is the same, but enlarged by weathering.

    These features were formed by tectonic forces affecting the area.



  26. Weathering

    Snapshot Title: Weathering
    Taken by: Jen Piatek

    Image: Horseshoe Bend (Page, AZ)
    Image Owner: Jen Piatek



    Description:

    Erosion of the sandstone cliffs by wind and groundwater forms what might be the beginning of alcoves.



  27. Cross Beds

    Snapshot Title: Cross Beds
    Taken by: Jen Piatek

    Image: Horseshoe Bend (Page, AZ)
    Image Owner: Jen Piatek



    Description:

    A sequence of cross beds, which indicate the sediments that formed this sandstone were deposited in sand dunes (the direction of the beds indicates wind direction).

    There are at least three sets of ...



  28. Erosion & Deposition

    Snapshot Title: Erosion & Deposition
    Taken by: Jen Piatek

    Image: Horseshoe Bend (Page, AZ)
    Image Owner: Jen Piatek



    Description:

    The faster-moving water on the outside of the bend removes talus from the cliff base, while the slower water on the inner part of the bend leaves the debris and deposits some of its own.



  29. Layered Rocks

    Snapshot Title: Layered Rocks
    Taken by: Jen Piatek

    Image: Horseshoe Bend (Page, AZ)
    Image Owner: Jen Piatek



    Description:

    The sedimentary layers of the Colorado Plateau are exposed by downcutting of the Colorado River.



  30. Deposition

    Snapshot Title: Deposition
    Taken by: Jen Piatek

    Image: Horseshoe Bend (Page, AZ)
    Image Owner: Jen Piatek



    Description:

    Forms by slowing of river flow along the inside of the bend: lower velocity water cannot carry as much sediment.



  31. Deformation

    Snapshot Title: Deformation
    Taken by: Jen Piatek

    Image: Willimantic Dome, Coventry, CT
    Image Owner: Jen Piatek



    Description:

    Bands of minerals twisted and deformed by tectonic forces....



  32. Sigma Structures?

    Snapshot Title: Sigma Structures?
    Taken by: Jen Piatek

    Image: Gneiss Outcrops (Chaplin, CT)
    Image Owner: Jen Piatek



    Description:

    (Wow... from across the stream!)



  33. Foliage

    Snapshot Title: Foliage
    Taken by: Jen Piatek

    Image: Panther Hollow from Phipps Conservatory (Pittsburgh, PA)
    Image Owner: Jen Piatek



    Description:

    through the rain



  34. Where to go...

    Snapshot Title: Where to go...
    Taken by: Jen Piatek

    Image: Newell Simon Hall, CMU campus (Pittsburgh, PA)
    Image Owner: Jen Piatek



    Description:

    if you don't want to be here.



  35. gardens in the rain

    Snapshot Title: gardens in the rain
    Taken by: Jen Piatek

    Image: Stairwell outside Phipps Conservatory (Pittsburgh, PA)
    Image Owner: Jen Piatek



    Description:

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  36. One fish, two fish

    Snapshot Title: One fish, two fish
    Taken by: Jen Piatek

    Image: Koi Pond 2, Phipps Conservatory (Pittsburgh, PA)
    Image Owner: Jen Piatek



    Description:

    Red fish... uh... orange fish? That's not quite the rhyme...



  37. Plaque

    Snapshot Title: Plaque
    Taken by: Jen Piatek

    Image: Tree, Phipps Conservatory (Pittsburgh, PA)
    Image Owner: Jen Piatek



    Description:

    (now I know what I took a pan of!)



  38. Train, tunnel

    Snapshot Title: Train, tunnel
    Taken by: Jen Piatek

    Image: Model Train 'Garden', Phipps Conservatory (Pittsburgh, PA)
    Image Owner: Jen Piatek



    Description:

    ...plants, etc.



  39. UPMC

    Snapshot Title: UPMC
    Taken by: Jen Piatek

    Image: Oakland, from Phipps Conservatory - Night (Pittsburgh, PA)
    Image Owner: Jen Piatek



    Description:

    The lighted sign on UPMC Presbyterian



  40. Cathedral of Learning

    Snapshot Title: Cathedral of Learning
    Taken by: Jen Piatek

    Image: Oakland, from Phipps Conservatory (Pittsburgh, PA)
    Image Owner: Jen Piatek



    Description:

    Pitt's signature building.... grey and cloudy, as it often is...



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