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September 18, 2017
In this model Phil Prince takes us to the Ouachita Mountains of Arkansas and Oklahoma.
August 28, 2017
In this second part of a four part series, Dr. Phil Prince explains why we get the valleys and ridges that are the namesake of the Valley and Ridge province of Virginia.
June 28, 2017
In this first part of a four part series, Dr. Phil Prince explains why we get the valleys and ridges that are the namesake of the Valley and Ridge province of Virginia.
March 9, 2017
A tour of Appalachia, as reconstructed Virginia Tech Active Tectonics and Geomorphology Lab.
February 7, 2017
This video shows the development of a restraining and a releasing bend and then shows a cross-section of the model highlighting the different flower structures…
December 20, 2016
A “forensic geology” perspective on Hudson River School painting and sense of place
November 17, 2016
New video of a laboratory model which reproduces the decollements — essentially horizontal faults — on which the 2015 Gorkha earthquake rupture occurred in Nepal.
October 19, 2016
In this video continental crust is first pulled apart during extension and then tectonic forces change direction and the crust is put under compression. What results is first a basin and then an inverted basin.
October 13, 2016
If this rock was metamorphosed 25 km deep, why am I holding it now? How did it get back up here? This is a reasonable question for students to ask, and requires them to consider the combined effects of rock uplift and erosional removal of overburden.