Arizona Geophysics 3D Information

 

Arizona Geophysics 3D was developed by Stephen J. Reynolds, Joshua A. Coyan, and Julia K. Johnson, Department of Geological Sciences, Arizona State University.   The QuickTime movies were constructed by draping the geophysical maps of Arizona over digital topography using the Corel program  Bryce5.  The maps are shown with 4-times vertical exaggeration.  We set up Bryce5 to generate thirty-six 3D perspectives for each  1 X 1 quadrangle, and these were combined into a QuickTime VR object movie using VR Worx. 

Source maps are from Lysonski and others (1980; residual Bouguer gravity), Sauck and Sumner (1970; aeromagnetics), Oppenheimer and Sumner (1980; depth to bedrock), and Richard and others (2000; geology). Paper copies of these maps can be purchased from the Arizona Geological Survey.  Digital topography files (Digital Elevation Models - DEMs) are from the U.S. Geological Survey.  The shaded relief map is from Ray Sterner of Johns Hopkins University.  

References

Openheimer, J.M., and Sumner, J.S., 1980, Depth-to-bedrock map, Basin and Range Province, Arizona: Tucson, Laboratory of Geophysics, University of Arizona, scale 1:1,000,000 (also in Arizona Geological Society Digest 13).

Sauck, W.A., and Sumner, J.S., 1970, Residual aeromagnetic map of Arizona: Tucson, Laboratory of Geophysics, University of Arizona, scale 1:1,000,000.

Lysonski, J.C., Sumner, J.S., Aiken, C., and Schmidt, J.S., 1980, Residual Bouguer gravity anomaly map of Arizona (IGSN 71): Tucson, Laboratory of Geophysics, University of Arizona, scale 1:1,000,000.

Usage

This project was supported by the NSF-Funded Hidden Earth Curriculum Project.

If you use these images, feel free to include a link to the Arizona Geophysics 3D home page on your web page.  If you develop educational exercises using this site, please send a copy to Steve Reynolds, Department of Geological Sciences, ASU, Tempe, AZ  85287-1404 (email: sreynolds at asu.edu).

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Copyright 2002 by Stephen J. Reynolds, Josh A. Coyan, and Julia K Johnson.  These images can be freely used for educational, noncommercial purposes as long as the source is cited.