Geo-pumpkin: a perfect Bouma sequence turbidite!

UPDATE, Nov 7, 2012 - see this post for a broader overview of turbidite deposits. I came home today and had to join the fun, and my entry is my favorite geological feature, the turbidite.  Arnold Bouma described it, Roger Walker and Don Lowe interpreted it, and I carved it into a pumpkin.  Check out …

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Geology on the Wing Wednesdays #7 – Geologist on the Wing!

Yes, folks, here it is - Two Texans in the same photo!  In yellow is the AT-6 Texan, a famous military trainer aircraft that taught countless aviators to fly.  It is usually painted in this classic yellow color and has that distinctive canopy and empennage (tail) shape.  The other Texan is me, and that fire …

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Conglomeratic submarine canyon fill, Point Lobos, California

Wow, this is one of the best normally graded turbidites I have ever seen!  I saw this at the Point Lobos State Natural Preserve near Monterey, CA on a recent field trip with SPODDS (my former research group) .  These rocks exposed along the Pacific coast have been uplifted by San Andreas transpression, and they are …

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Geology on the Wing Wednesdays #6 – Multiple-inlet barrier system, Barataria Bay, Lousiana

OK folks, I am back in action - on the way back from Florida the other weekend I took this photo of Barataria bay for my buddy Nick.  Barataria bay is located just west of the Mississippi Rivera tidal basin behind a multiple-inlet barrier system, and is a great natural laboratory for coastal dynamics.  Nick …

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