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Videos and Images from the XES Basin

Geomorphology of the sediment transport surface

This video also shows the topographic evolution of the sediment transport surface over the duration of the run (based on laser topographic scans of the surface).
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Higher resolution QuickTime version for downloading and saving (Quicktime Video 5.9MB Jun26 08)

Fly-through of the deposit in dip section

This video was created by compositing high resolution serial dip section images into a movie sequence. It is as if you are 'flying through' the deposit from one side to the other. Resolution changes in this video because half of the deposit was cut in dip orientation and the other half in a strike orientation.
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Higher resolution QuickTime version for downloading and saving (Quicktime Video 10MB Jun26 08)

Fly-through of the deposit in strike section

This video was created by compositing high resolution serial strike section images into a movie sequence. It is as if you are 'flying through' the deposit from upstream to downstream. Resolution changes in this video because half of the deposit was cut in dip orientation and the other half in a strike orientation.
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Higher resolution QuickTime version for downloading and saving (Quicktime Video 36.5MB Jun26 08)

Images from the XES basin student project

Images of the deposit: low, medium, and high resolution images of a slice through the XES Basin deposit (Zip Archive 54.7MB Jun27 08) (caution large file!)

Visualization of alluvial fan sedimentation: the XES 06 movie

XES 06 movie (Quicktime Video 838.1MB Jun27 08) (Warning: big file)

The movie provided here shows the entire XES 06 experiment that examines subsidence rate controls on alluvial fan architecture, compressed into about 50 minutes of time. The first part of the movie is the longest and shows the geomorphology (overhead views) of the experiment. In this time lapse sequence, one second on the movie is one minute in real time. The second part of the movie is a deposit 'fly-through' from left to right across the image above (starting at X = 0), composited from many serial slices of the deposit. The final part of the movie shows a similar fly-through from bottom to top of the image above (starting at Y = 0). This movie provides a unique opportunity for students to visualize how individual and multiple interacting alluvial fans respond to changes in subsidence.

This is a very large file (838 MB). You should not expect to sit down and watch it from start to finish, but I included the entire experiment because of the gradual but dramatic changes that occur throughout. I have found it most useful to use the slider in my movie viewer to quickly advance it to see processes highly sped-up. It is also useful to watch selected segments. More information



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