University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Aerial photo interpretation and mapping - Bayou Meda anticline, Arkansas part of Cutting Edge:Geoscience in the Field:Activities
Multi-day project using aerial photography and field observation to map and interpret a megascopic anticline/syncline pair exposed in the Ouachita Mountains of central Arkansas. This exercise involves two classroom days and one field day but could also be completed in the classroom using only the aerial photo and topographic base maps. This project helps students develop their geological mapping and interpretation skills by focusing on both remote and direct observation, hypothesis development, and synthesis of multiple datasets.