Geologist Shares His Most Interesting Finds On Google Earth


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    "This is a random place in the Ontario, CA. I think the colors are very nice."

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    "A very isolated island off the coast of Germany. What's that? My first thought was it had to be ruins from a very old fortification or something. Turns out no. This little island was man made back in 1989. The features were put there to prevent wind erosion."

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    "A cool delta building out into Ayyakum Lake, Tibet. The river is unnamed on Google. It is fed by snowmelt from mountains to the south. You can see some isolated sand dunes NW of the river. There is a name for this type of dune, but I can't remember what it is. They happen when there is enough wind to migrate dunes, but not enough sand."

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    "The Rio Grande River entering the Gulf of Mexico."

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    "This is my favorite. It's a marina near Milwaukee, Wisconsin (USA). The winter ice is in the process of breaking up. I don't know why, but this is very visually appealing to me."

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    "I read about this one on a forum. I think it's true. The GPS point is the location of the German battleship, Tirpitz when it was sunk by British bombers on 11/12/1944. The Tirpitz was the sister ship of the famous Bismarck. It was also the last serious German surface naval threat. The RAF and Royal Navy played a long cat and mouse game with the Tirpitz as it hid out in Norwegian fjords. It was eventually located and Lancaster bombers attached at high altitude with huge bombs. The 3 round holes (2 in the water, 1 on land) are likely craters from missed bombs. They don't make sense geologically"

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    "A lonely little gun emplacement that used to guard the entrance to Amsterdam. "

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    "A huge pile of some black stuff due west of Douglas, Arizona. It looks like a spoil pile from a mine, but I don't see evidence of a mine nearby. Any ideas?"

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    "A strange shaped clearing in the Punjab province of India. I wonder what that is."

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    "A sugarcane field burning in south Louisiana, USA. This is commonly done to remove all of the leftovers from harvesting. Sugarcane is a grass so there is a lot of organic material leftover."


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