Callan Bentley is Associate Professor of Geology at Piedmont Virginia Community College in Charlottesville, Virginia. He is a Fellow of the Geological Society of America. For his work on this blog, the National Association of Geoscience Teachers recognized him with the James Shea Award. He has also won the Outstanding Faculty Award from the State Council on Higher Education in Virginia, and the Biggs Award for Excellence in Geoscience Teaching from the Geoscience Education Division of the Geological Society of America. In previous years, Callan served as a contributing editor at EARTH magazine, President of the Geological Society of Washington and President the Geo2YC division of NAGT.
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I dunno Callan. Which way is up? Where’s your scale? What’s the lith…, uh, lintology of those deposits?
I guess those are drape folds, and not “soft sediment deformation” or something of a more tectonic nature? If the former, it’s interesting how the draping persists right to the top, rather than simply infilling the low spots.
So here’s where the analogy breaks down… This is not just a sideways look at a gravitationally accumulated stack. Instead, air flow is from inside the basket to somewhere around your solar plexus; i.e. not vertical stacking, but also not directly at the photographer’s lens, either. Also: there are apparently several holes through which the air flows out of the dryer, so there are “strong currents” in some areas, bearing more lint. These are the high points.