10 October 2012
Posted by Callan Bentley
I got Chris Arnott’s latest Where on (Google) Earth this morning, recognizing Obsidian Dome in the Mono Craters chain associated with Long Valley Caldera near Mammoth Lakes, California.
As the winner, I get to post my own location found on Google Earth and then challenge you to (a) find it and (b) tell me what’s going on geologically in the image. The prize? You get to post Where on (Google) Earth #358 on your blog!
No Schott Rule. Without further ado, where on Google Earth is this?
30.4577 N., 49.2714 E
This is a tidal mudflat located just east of Bandar-e Emam Khomeyni, Iran at the head of the Persian Gulf. The tidal channels branch in a broadly dendritic pattern, however some of the tidal channels appear to have a structurally controlled NW-SE parallel alignment, particularly towards their heads.
Well done, O Master.
Yes – the structural control you noted is parallel to the trend of the Zagros Mountains to the southeast. A beautiful spot, no?
358 is yours!
I’m pleased to present WoGE #358 for your enjoyment.