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John Van Hoesen's Snapshots

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  1. Tracks

    Snapshot Title: Tracks
    Taken by: John Van Hoesen

    Image: Cuverville Island, Antarctica
    Image Owner: John Van Hoesen



    Description:

    Penguin tracks in the the snow



  2. Glacial calving

    Snapshot Title: Glacial calving
    Taken by: John Van Hoesen

    Image: Cuverville Island, Antarctica
    Image Owner: John Van Hoesen



    Description:

    Recent calving at the snout of the glacier



  3. JOIDES Resolution

    Snapshot Title: JOIDES Resolution
    Taken by: John Van Hoesen

    Image: JOIDES Resolution - Afternoon Panorama
    Image Owner: John Van Hoesen



    Description:

    The JOIDES docked in Caracas Bay, CuraƧao



  4. Tibia?

    Snapshot Title: Tibia?
    Taken by: John Van Hoesen

    Image: Chinchorro Cemetary - Arica, Chile
    Image Owner: John Van Hoesen



    Description:

    Possibly a tibia? weathered out of the profile.



  5. Reeds

    Snapshot Title: Reeds
    Taken by: John Van Hoesen

    Image: Chinchorro Cemetary - Arica, Chile
    Image Owner: John Van Hoesen



    Description:

    The profile is filled with extensive reed mats, often associated with bone fragments.



  6. Refuse

    Snapshot Title: Refuse
    Taken by: John Van Hoesen

    Image: Chinchorro Cemetary - Arica, Chile
    Image Owner: John Van Hoesen



    Description:

    This is definately not Chinchorro-derived, illustrating the need to protect this area.



  7. Shell Middens

    Snapshot Title: Shell Middens
    Taken by: John Van Hoesen

    Image: Chinchorro Cemetary - Arica, Chile
    Image Owner: John Van Hoesen



    Description:

    The profile is riddled with enormous shell waste created by the Chinchorro.



  8. Reeds and Bone Fragments

    Snapshot Title: Reeds and Bone Fragments
    Taken by: John Van Hoesen

    Image: Chinchorro Cemetary - Arica, Chile
    Image Owner: John Van Hoesen



    Description:

    Reeds mats had a variety of purposes in the Chinchorro culture, so their presence does not automatically imply a mummy - however the associated bone fragments are stronger evidence.



  9. Bone Fragment

    Snapshot Title: Bone Fragment
    Taken by: John Van Hoesen

    Image: Chinchorro Cemetary - Arica, Chile
    Image Owner: John Van Hoesen



    Description:

    There are a number of bone fragments that have weathered onto the slope of this profile.



  10. Bone Fragment and Reeds

    Snapshot Title: Bone Fragment and Reeds
    Taken by: John Van Hoesen

    Image: Chinchorro Cemetary - Arica, Chile
    Image Owner: John Van Hoesen



    Description:

    Possibly and unexcavated mummy wrapped in reeds.



  11. Double

    Snapshot Title: Double
    Taken by: John Van Hoesen

    Image: Caleta Vitor, Chile
    Image Owner: John Van Hoesen



    Description:

    Pedro's body double



  12. Field Meeting

    Snapshot Title: Field Meeting
    Taken by: John Van Hoesen

    Image: Caleta Vitor, Chile
    Image Owner: John Van Hoesen



    Description:

    Natalia, Polo, Bernardo, Pedro, and Vivi



  13. Bernardo Arriaza

    Snapshot Title: Bernardo Arriaza
    Taken by: John Van Hoesen

    Image: Caleta Vitor, Chile
    Image Owner: John Van Hoesen



    Description:

    Bernardo walking on the playa



  14. Diatoms

    Snapshot Title: Diatoms
    Taken by: John Van Hoesen

    Image: 145-881A-1H-01-20cm
    Image Owner: John Van Hoesen



    Description:

    A group of well-preserved diatoms.



  15. Volcanic Glass

    Snapshot Title: Volcanic Glass
    Taken by: John Van Hoesen

    Image: 145-881A-1H-01-20cm
    Image Owner: John Van Hoesen



    Description:

    An example of green volcanic glass.



  16. Diatoms

    Snapshot Title: Diatoms
    Taken by: John Van Hoesen

    Image: 145-881A-1H-01-20cm
    Image Owner: John Van Hoesen



    Description:

    A well-preserved diatom surounded by broken diatoms.



  17. Glue Boundary

    Snapshot Title: Glue Boundary
    Taken by: John Van Hoesen

    Image: 145-881A-1H-01-20cm
    Image Owner: John Van Hoesen



    Description:

    This abrupt transition is created when the glue that is used to hold the cover slip on the slide doesn't spread evenly across the glass surface. The area to the left is covered in the glue, the area ...



  18. Air Bubble

    Snapshot Title: Air Bubble
    Taken by: John Van Hoesen

    Image: 145-881A-1H-01-20cm
    Image Owner: John Van Hoesen



    Description:

    These are created when the cover slip is placed on a slide and air can't escape.



  19. Beartooth Mountains

    Snapshot Title: Beartooth Mountains
    Taken by: John Van Hoesen

    Image: Dead Indian Hill Pass, Wyoming
    Image Owner: John Van Hoesen



    Description:

    You can just barely make them out in the haze but they are there!



  20. Sugarloaf Mountain

    Snapshot Title: Sugarloaf Mountain
    Taken by: John Van Hoesen

    Image: Dead Indian Hill Pass, Wyoming
    Image Owner: John Van Hoesen



    Description:

    Stands at 8,780 feet



  21. Windy Mountain

    Snapshot Title: Windy Mountain
    Taken by: John Van Hoesen

    Image: Dead Indian Hill Pass, Wyoming
    Image Owner: John Van Hoesen



    Description:

    Stands at 10, 262 feet



  22. White Mountain

    Snapshot Title: White Mountain
    Taken by: John Van Hoesen

    Image: Dead Indian Hill Pass, Wyoming
    Image Owner: John Van Hoesen



    Description:

    Stands at 8,772 feet



  23. Sunlight Basin

    Snapshot Title: Sunlight Basin
    Taken by: John Van Hoesen

    Image: Dead Indian Hill Pass, Wyoming
    Image Owner: John Van Hoesen



    Description:

    Not much sun on this day!



  24. Talus

    Snapshot Title: Talus
    Taken by: John Van Hoesen

    Image: Dead Indian Hill Pass, Wyoming
    Image Owner: John Van Hoesen



    Description:

    Small talus aprons weathered from the vertial cliffs.



  25. Volcanic Glass

    Snapshot Title: Volcanic Glass
    Taken by: John Van Hoesen

    Image: 145-881A-1H-01-120cm
    Image Owner: John Van Hoesen



    Description:

    The dark reddish-brown object is an example of volcanic glass. There is a diatom directly above and to the right of the glass.



  26. Volcanic Glass

    Snapshot Title: Volcanic Glass
    Taken by: John Van Hoesen

    Image: 145-881A-1H-01-120cm
    Image Owner: John Van Hoesen



    Description:

    The reddish-brown object in the middle of the snapshot is an example of volcanic glass.



  27. Diatom

    Snapshot Title: Diatom
    Taken by: John Van Hoesen

    Image: 145-881A-1H-01-120cm
    Image Owner: John Van Hoesen



    Description:

    An example of an abraded diatom (left) and a well-preserved diatom.



  28. Air Bubble

    Snapshot Title: Air Bubble
    Taken by: John Van Hoesen

    Image: 145-881A-1H-01-120cm
    Image Owner: John Van Hoesen



    Description:

    Produced when the cover slip is placed on the slide and air can't escape quickly enough.



  29. Diatom

    Snapshot Title: Diatom
    Taken by: John Van Hoesen

    Image: 145-881A-1H-01-120cm Slide 2
    Image Owner: John Van Hoesen



    Description:

    A diatom exposing its internal complex structure.



  30. Volcanic glass

    Snapshot Title: Volcanic glass
    Taken by: John Van Hoesen

    Image: 145-881A-1H-01-120cm Slide 2
    Image Owner: John Van Hoesen



    Description:

    Another example of volcanic glass of the green variety.



  31. Spiracles

    Snapshot Title: Spiracles
    Taken by: John Van Hoesen

    Image: 145-881A-1H-01-120cm Slide 2
    Image Owner: John Van Hoesen



    Description:

    Broken off of radiolarians.



  32. Air Bubble

    Snapshot Title: Air Bubble
    Taken by: John Van Hoesen

    Image: 145-881A-1H-01-120cm Slide 2
    Image Owner: John Van Hoesen



    Description:

    These develop when the cover slip is placed on the slide and air isn't able to escape.



  33. Sunflower Pattern

    Snapshot Title: Sunflower Pattern
    Taken by: John Van Hoesen

    Image: 145-881A-1H-01-120cm Slide 2
    Image Owner: John Van Hoesen



    Description:

    An excellent example of the complex nature of diatom structures.



  34. Diatoms

    Snapshot Title: Diatoms
    Taken by: John Van Hoesen

    Image: 145-881A-1H-01-120cm Slide 2
    Image Owner: John Van Hoesen



    Description:

    Two 'almost' complete diatoms surrounded by radiolarian spiracles and broken diatoms.



  35. Snow in August

    Snapshot Title: Snow in August
    Taken by: John Van Hoesen

    Image: Dead Indian Hill Pass, Wyoming
    Image Owner: John Van Hoesen



    Description:

    The last remaining snow still hadn't given up in mid-August 2010.



  36. Rills

    Snapshot Title: Rills
    Taken by: John Van Hoesen

    Image: Badlands, National Park Near Yellow Mounds
    Image Owner: John Van Hoesen



    Description:

    Just a beautiful example of well-formed rills.



  37. Edge Effect

    Snapshot Title: Edge Effect
    Taken by: John Van Hoesen

    Image: Badlands, National Park Near Yellow Mounds
    Image Owner: John Van Hoesen



    Description:

    There are a number of excellent examples of an edge effect throughout this panorama.



  38. Popcorn Weathering

    Snapshot Title: Popcorn Weathering
    Taken by: John Van Hoesen

    Image: Badlands, National Park Near Yellow Mounds
    Image Owner: John Van Hoesen



    Description:

    Close-up of popcorn weathering; a common occurrence in the White River Group. Thanks for pointing this out Callin!



  39. Erosion

    Snapshot Title: Erosion
    Taken by: John Van Hoesen

    Image: Badlands, National Park Near Yellow Mounds
    Image Owner: John Van Hoesen



    Description:

    Nice example of vegetated rills and gullies



  40. Eocene Paleosols

    Snapshot Title: Eocene Paleosols
    Taken by: John Van Hoesen

    Image: Badlands, National Park Near Yellow Mounds
    Image Owner: John Van Hoesen



    Description:

    Typical coloring of the Yellow Mounds region that represents Eocene paleosols overlain by the Tertiary White River Group



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