Gallery of Apparent Dips

The Gallery of Apparent Dips (until I dream up a better name) features virtual depictions of the interactions of layers with topography and structural blocks. This is accomplished via QuickTime Virtual Reality (QTVR) object movies, created from Digital Elevation Models (DEM's). For each QTVR object movie, you can click and drag the mouse sideways to spin the 3D terrain to view it from different perspectives. Some movies also have other things happen when you click and drag vertically, such as gaining a perspective from a higher or lower elevation or making a terrain more or less transparent. 

Enter the Gallery of Apparent Dips

The link below is to a cute little, and I mean little, movie to see what the bigger ones will be like.
 (click and drag the mouse up and down in the movie window)

Tiny Version of QTVR movie is not active yet

Visit the Apparent Dip Information Page (for all you dips out there) to see where we got the data, how we constructed the movies, and who helped fund it. This link isn't active yet either.

All materials are copyright 2001 by Stephen J. Reynolds, but can be used freely for educational, noncommercial uses,  as long as the source is cited.  If you use the site, tell me, because it's a nice thing to do.

Related Sites

  Arizona Geology 3D -- The Arizona Geology 3D website consists of QuickTime Virtual Reality (QTVR) movies of the Geologic Map of Arizona draped over digital topography for each 1 X 1 quadrangle. 

  3D Geologic Map Gallery -- QTVR movies and images of classic geologic maps draped over digital topography 

The Hidden Earth -- Visualizing Subsurface Geology -- These images help students and others visualize subsurface geology.  It's part on an NSF-funded project we've begun.

Painted Canyon -- A Geologic Wonderland -- These images, done with Bryce4, are of an imaginary, but representative, Southwestern canyon. They are used in our Intro geology lab.  Some of the files are large (not very compressed), especially the cool QTVR panoramas (pivot 360 degrees). 

Geologic Scenery Images  -- Cool images of how tilted layers interact with topography and more.

Arizona Geology Virtual Tourist -- Click your way through Arizona scenery 

Steve Reynolds Home Page -- Lots of other stuff related to geology, Arizona, and geoscience education

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