Aerial Photos, 25 January 1997
Southeast corner of the UA. Large oval building is UA basketball
stadium; football stadium is the large structure just below it. The Lunar
and Planetary lab is the building just on the left edge of the frame,
straight left from the top edge of the basketball stadium. Our house is
on here too..
The University of Arizona, seen from the North West. Note the
linear green expanse of the UA Mall.
Canyon in the Catalina Mountains
Biosphere 2. Greenish pyramidal structures are the 'biomes' (like
jungle, desert, etc.) Greenish round-roofed structures below are the
'farms'; to the left of these are the white living quarters. White
circular structures at bottom and right are the 'lungs' that absorb
the expansion of the air during the day.
Sawtooth Erosion, on the North Side of the Catalinas near Mammoth.
Sorry about the colour - I had to stretch the contrast a bit to bring
these out. (Jay says the're called 'flatirons')
Giant dessication Polygons on Willcox Playa. You'll see these things
on dried-up surfaces, usually about a foot across. These are several tens of
We flew quite low over the playa (fun) - Dan Durda in the left-hand
seat, Zibi Turtle on the right.
granite outcrops (see the spheroidal weathering) East of Tucson
Turbulence jogged the camera on this shot - C'est Monet, Non?
Flight was about 2 hours , in a Cessna 172, flown by
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