Rift Valley Dynamics

MtLongonotIt must be video week. Or perhaps it’s because I’ve looked at so many static pages lately.

While doing some research at the European Space Agency Observing Earth website, I came across this video showing the amazing use of satellite technology for measuring deformation around volcanoes. It’s called Rift Valley Dynamics and it is meaningful to me, at least, as the research is from the Great Rift Valley of East Africa – near and dear to my heart.

What I found particularly compelling was how accurate satellites could be and how well the researchers and producers could portray what they were doing visually and without words in 4 minutes. A great addition to any class on volcanoes or remote sensing.

To learn more about Plate Tectonics and Volcanoes, visit www.GeoKnow.net > Plate Tectonics and > Volcanoes.

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