Geology on the Wing Wednesdays #11 – Washita River meanders, Oklahoma

I've decided to start posting again after a hiatus, and I will start it off by reviving an old series called "Geology on the Wing Wednesdays". Generally, these are photos I have taken of various places while flying low and slow in search of a $100 hamburger. This week's GOTWW comes from near Anadarko, Oklahoma, …

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Geology on the Wing Wednesdays #10 – Sandy Creek winding through the drought-stricken Hill Country, Texas

Whew! I had a hectic holiday season, but a great one.  Too great, in fact, to be blogging.  So now I am back in the swing of things, here is a quick photo from a recent trip to see family.  Contrary to popular opinion, there is topography in Texas!  Here is a nice shot of …

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Geology on the Wing Wednesdays #9 – Atchafalaya river delta, Louisiana

I love this shot of the Gulf Coast just west of the Mississippi delta: Note this plane has a slightly larger wing than the normal photos I post 🙂 I could try to explain the history of the Atchafalaya and how the Mississippi would have avulsed to this location if the US Army Corps of …

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Geology on the Wing Wednesdays #8 – Abandoned Sabine river delta near Cameron, Louisiana

The Sabine river has a very interesting coastal history, mostly documented by Rufus LeBlanc.  He shows a pattern of modern avulsions of the river updip from the coastline, leading to at least two deltas.  Due to low sediment supply and the position of the coastline with the dominant Gulf winds, the deltas are wave dominated. …

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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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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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