I’m disappointed ScienceWoman and her fellow WoGE newbies who recognized Lab Lemming’s orographic precipitation when they saw it weren’t motivated enough to go track it down in Google Earth. I understand there are more important things for most of you to do, but I’m posting this one on a Saturday night so you’ll all have time to work on it on a lazy Sunday. There’s geology to describe here, but nothing really unique (at least at first glance). But most of all I’ve decided to dispense with oblique views and go back to a simple map view. North is even up, for all you non-antipodeans (podeans?). And what’s more I’ve picked a coastline at a reasonable zoom, so it’s not like you’re looking for a needle in a haystack. We’ll even keep the veterans at bay (for a little while) by invoking the Schott Rule (Post time: 0:08 CST). So make me proud newbies – let’s see what you’ve got…
For the newbies: Identify the location of the feature (latitude and longitude will do) and describe the geology as best you can. Weâ€™re pulling for you!
How about it Callan? Lee? Andrew? Tuff Cookie? Someone else? Who wants it?
It was great to see Yami win WoGE#81 after a long hiatus. I ended up making fairly quick work of her old school map view of recent erosion through Pinatubo’s ashflows, but for some odd reason her blog didn’t seem to be registering my comment. But now that Lab Lemming has added his observations things seem to be back to normal and the comments are registering. At any rate, it was nice to take a few extra days off before posting this one.
I’ve got an interesting geologic feature lined up for this challenge, so I’m hoping to get a good explanation of the processes involved in forming the feature. I was tempted to zoom in even tighter, but I’m already down pretty close to the ground and I don’t want to make this too much of a needle in a haystack.
Despite Yami’s preferences for the good ol’ map view I’m going oblique again, to give a hint of the topography:
It looks like a lot of the old school WoGE champs are eager to get another win as the “Where on (Google) Earth?” series approaches its first birthday (January 18th). Nonetheless, I’ll dispense with the Schott Rule again, mainly because I’m zoomed in so tight. I suspect if it isn’t solved within the first 24 hours it’s gonna require a hint or two.
For the newbies: Identify the location of the feature (latitude and longitude will do) and describe the geology as best you can. We’re pulling for you!
Happy hunting and Happy New Year!!!
Embedded below are two of my recent Gigapans of the Cretaceous Niobrara Formation chalk beds in western Kansas. Click on “Help” to learn how to navigate and zoom in on these images. In both of these Gigapan images there are a couple of “easter eggs” for you to find – specifically two little rock gnomes. When you find them I need your help in naming them. Let me know if you find anything else interesting.
Come the end of this week I’m planning to take off to the southwest (New Mexico, Arizona, southern Utah) for a week of Gigapan photography before the spring semester starts up again. If you’ve got suggestions for field localities for my Gigapan images I’ll entertain suggestions. And if anyone wants to join me, I could certainly use a field assistant!
Happy New Year and happy gnome hunting!