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Journal Article
Journal: GSA Bulletin
Published: 01 November 1955
GSA Bulletin (1955) 66 (11): 1329-1350.
...GEORGE M STANLEY Abstract Curious tracks on playas, obviously made by moving stones, have been interpreted as caused by wind blowing stones over wet level clay. The stones weigh from ounces to several hundred pounds. Among hundreds of tracks on Racetrack Playa, Inyo County, California, certain ones...
Journal Article
Journal: GSA Bulletin
Published: 01 December 1976
GSA Bulletin (1976) 87 (12): 1704-1717.
...ROBERT P. SHARP; DWIGHT L. CAREY Abstract Twenty-eight of 30 monitored stones on the southern part of Racetrack Playa moved within a seven-yr interval, leaving distinct tracks. Movements occurred principally during the winters of 1968–1969, 1972–1973, and 1973–1974. Some stones moved in all three...
Journal Article
Journal: Geology
Published: 01 September 1995
Geology (1995) 23 (9): 819-822.
...John B. Reid, Jr; Edward P. Bucklin; Lily Copenagle; Jon Kidder; Sean M. Pack; Pratigya J. Polissar; Michael L. Williams Abstract Sharply angular boulders as large as 320 kg sit on the Racetrack Playa, Death Valley, California; trails leading to them indicate that the rocks have moved large...
Journal Article
Published: 01 September 1952
Journal of Sedimentary Research (1952) 22 (3): 182-186.
...Thomas D. Clements Abstract Controversy regarding the origin of furrows or trails occurring on the surface of the Racetrack Playa in Death Valley National Monument led to the search for evidence of the same phenomenon on other playas. Such evidence was found on Little Bonnie Claire Playa in Nye...
Journal Article
Published: 01 September 1958
Journal of Sedimentary Research (1958) 28 (3): 333-341.
... end were formed by boulders pushed by floating lake ice. Study of the hydraulics of fluid flow upon spheroidal solids indicates that wind is quite incapable of transporting large rocks like those suggested to have formed the grooves on Racetrack Playa, California. GeoRef, Copyright 2006, American...
Journal Article
Journal: Geology
Published: 01 September 2012
Geology (2012) 40 (9): 851-854.
.... , 1953 , Can wind move rocks on racetrack playa? : Science , v. 117 , p. 438 – 439 , doi:10.1126/science.117.3042.438-a . Titley S.R. , 1966 , Seismic energy as an agent of morphologic modification on the moon : U.S. Geological Survey Astrogeology Studies Annual Program Technical...
Series: Geological Society, London, Special Publications
Published: 01 January 2018
DOI: 10.1144/SP440.6
EISBN: 9781786203809
... and infill, similar to ephemeral, closed basin lake systems such as Racetrack playa in Death Valley, compared previously with Ontario Lacus ( Lorenz et al. 2010 ); the Etosha pan in Namibia has similarly been proposed as an analogue ( Cornet et al. 2012 ). Fig. 16. The Ontario Lacus of Titan from...
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Journal Article
Published: 01 January 2010
Journal of Sedimentary Research (2010) 80 (1): 119-128.
... was the underlying cause. The racetrack flume we used for our experiments ( Schieber et al. 2007b ) has a 25-cm-wide channel, a 7.2 m straight observation stretch, and turning sections with 1.5 m radius. The observation stretch and the upstream turning bend were covered with a flow lid at 10 cm above the flume...
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Series: Guidebook
Publisher: The Pacific Section American Association of Petroleum Geologists
Published: 01 January 1996
DOI: 10.32375/1996-GB73.21
EISBN: 9781732014848
...., to cross the San Diego-Coronado Bay Bridge (Hwy 75). Good overview of the San Diego Bay and the Harbor to the right and the left. 44.6 Right on Camino Del Mar to travel through the city of Del Mar and the famous Del Mar Racetrack. 46.2 Descend to the mouth of the San Dieguito Lagoon and wetland complex...
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Series: GSA Memoirs
Published: 01 January 2007
DOI: 10.1130/2007.1199(02)
... of Trexler et al. [1996, p. 1739] ) with the Racetrack duplex zone beneath the Last Chance thrust. Snow (1992 , p. 84, Table 1 therein) also correlated the White Top thrust (or backfold) with the Panama thrust-CP thrust (Fig. 12) , but this correlation is disputed by Cole and Cashman (1999, p. 33...
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