21 December 2018

Friday fold: Samaria Gorge, Crete II

Posted by Callan Bentley

Jay Brodsky, the new Chief Digital Officer for AGU, shared this photo of a folded outcrop he saw in Samaria Gorge in western Crete:

That is a spectacular outcrop! The folds’ axial planes are more or less horizontal, so we’d be justified in calling these “recumbent” folds. I love, the 3D exposure; how we see them sectioned both in profile and also parallel to the bedding plane. Very, very cool.

You know, the very first Friday fold ever (>8 years ago) was also from Samaria Gorge in Crete. My wife Lily was the source, before she was my wife! Jay suggested I get her to take me back there, and I’m starting to think he may be right.

Happy Friday to you, and happy holidays, too.