Barbara Tewksbury, the Upson Chair for Public Discourse and Professor of Geosciences, presented “Polygonal Patterns and Desert Eyes: Discovery and Study of Pervasively Developed Bedrock Structures in the Western Desert of Egypt Using Freely Available High Resolution Satellite Imagery” on Aug. 18 at the Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI) in Houston. Her talk was part of the LPI Seminar Series.
Tewksbury discussed her study, using Google Earth satellite imagery, of fold and fault structures in the Western Desert of Egypt. The Desert Eyes Project, funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation, is a collaboration among Hamilton College, Missouri University of Science and Technology, the University of Vermont, the University of Idaho, and five Egyptian universities.
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