Painted Canyon - Chapter 2

 

 

 

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Do the sequence of exercises listed below. To return to this page, click your Back button.

Exercise 2A:  Fill in the worksheet where asked.

New River Mesa All the questions for this area are based on using the paper copy of the map, not on any materials here.

If you get stumped and want to see this map in 3D, check out the New River Mesa topographic panorama movie. This file is large (3MB) and takes a little time to load. Click and drag sideways or up and down to move around; the shift key zooms in and the control key zooms out.

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Images of the New River Mesa area.  Follow this link if you want to see some photos of your map area.  You don't need to answer any specific questions. New River Mesa is just north of Phoenix.

Cat Mountain Some questions are based on the paper map and others use the links below.

The Cat Mountain TopoNumber movie has small red numbers positioned on specific topographic features.  Use the paper map to find the name associated with each number.  This file is large and takes a little time to load.

If you want to see this map in 3D, check out the Cat Mountain topographic panorama movie.  This file is large (3 MB) and takes a little time to load. Click and drag sideways or up and down to move around; the shift key zooms in and the control key zooms out.

tucson_mtns_gates_pass.jpg (308877 bytes) Images of the Tucson Mountains.  Follow this link if you want to see
some photos of your map area.  You don't need to answer any specific
 questions. The Tucson Mountains are west of Tucson.  

Exercise 2B:  Bring up the two images below:

(1) the Painted Canyon explanation image, which points out a few of the key features in Painted Canyon.  You do not have to do anything with these for now, but knowing what these features are will help you later. This view is looking to the north from the south edge of the map

(2) the named features image and follow the instructions in your lab manual.  This view is looking to the north from the south edge of the map

If you need to examine the topography of Painted Canyon, click HERE to view a movie where contours are draped over topography (it's a big file and takes a little bit to load).  Click and drag sideways to spin and up-down to tilt the view.

Exercise 2C:  This exercise in evaluating slopes is designed to be done entirely with the map on your worksheet, but you can visit the two links below.

  • Click on the maps button to the left, and look at any of the maps showing slopes.

  • Click on the overviews button or panorama button to get a 3D perspective of different areas of Painted Canyon, including whatever area you select for your colony.

Note:  There is no link back to this page and probably no need to return here, but if you want to revisit this page you can click the Back button.