Friday Field Foto #76: Thin-bedded turbidites (special repost)
If you’ve been following this blog since mid-2007 you may remember this particular Friday Field Foto.
This is one of my very favorites. This is a photograph from Salt Point State Park along the northern California coast (just south of the town of Gualala*).
These are some beautiful Paleocene (65-56 Ma) turbidite deposits exposed along the beach cliffs. That ultra-high-tech piece of field equipment at right is a wooden stick with 10 cm increments marked on it.
The reason I’m reposting this is because I received a copy of a book in the mail the other day called Earth’s Restless Surface that has this photo in it.
I had forgotten about this … several months ago, the folks who put this book together contacted me about using the above photo. Now that the book is published, they went ahead and sent me a copy, which was very nice.
I haven’t had a chance to read it yet, but it looks quite nice. It is on the topic of Earth surface processes and written for the general reader.
Check it out if you get a chance.
UPDATE: See Ron’s GigaPan image of this exact same outcrop … it is amazing.
* say that out loud … it’s fun, right?