IMAGES: Aeronautical Geology

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Science  06 Apr 2001:
Vol. 292, Issue 5514, pp. 19
DOI: 10.1126/science.292.5514.19d


This bird's-eye view of New Mexico's Shiprock—the internal remains of an extinct volcano—is just one geologic feature captured on Geology by Lightplane, which takes an elevated perspective on this earthly topic. Stocked with aerial photos of mountains, mesas, and canyons taken largely in the mid-1960s, the site is the result of attempts by geologist Louis Maher, of the University of Wisconsin, Madison, to illustrate lectures for a closed-circuit TV class without running afoul of copyright law. Indeed, Maher encourages other educators to download the high-resolution images for their own use. The merely curious will also enjoy perusing a clickable map for breathtaking vistas.∼maher/air.html

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