My first foray into gigapanning: Slaughter Canyon, Guadalupe Mountains, New Mexico

Geologists are always taking multi-picture panoramas of outcrops and other geologically interesting phenomena, but then have to go back to the office and use photoediting software to stitch them together into a seamless image.  The problem lies that the stitching is often imperfect due to photo overlap and the resultant images are hard to view …

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AGU 2011 Wednesday morning wrap up

Wow, every year AGU never ceases to amaze me. It is such a unique conference that brings together very quantitative geologists (e.g. numerical and experimental modelers) with people who study modern systems and outcrop systems (sometimes quantitatively and sometimes not). What that means is that you are always learning something very interesting and applicable from …

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Exceptional dunes, Miocene fluvial rocks, central Spain

Ahh yes, does this remind you of Reservoir Dogs?  If you are lost, google it and see the similarities... These are some beautiful exposures in the Loranca basin of central Spain.  This beautiful area is home to the Tortola Formation, a Miocene fluvial succession displaying 'labyrrinthine' facies architecture (whatever that means). Overall this succession is a …

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AAPG 2012 annual meeting subthemes

Hey guys, there is nothing on the AAPG website, so here is a collection of subthemes that pertain to turbidites and other siliciclastic environments... 2012 AAPG National Conference and Exhibition 22-25 April, 2012 Long Beach, California Theme #3: Siliciclastic Reservoirs-Exploration & Characterization (note that sub-themes will not be advertised on the website due to AAPG’s …

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