Visualization of folding in marble outcrops, Connemara, western Ireland: An application of virtual outcrop technology

McCaffrey, K. J. W. and Feely, M. and Hennessy, R. and Thompson, J. (2008) Visualization of folding in marble outcrops, Connemara, western Ireland: An application of virtual outcrop technology. Geosphere, 4 (3). pp. 588-599. ISSN 1553040X

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Virtual outcrops have been generated from terrestrial laser scanner data captured at two marble outcrops in the Dalradian rocks of Connemara, western Ireland. Both locations are popular field study sites in the region, where complex fold structures are visible in the outcrops. The development of virtual outcrops for student instruction is discussed, both in communicating the theories of structural geology in the classroom, and in pre- and post-field study instruction. Supplementary VRML (Virtual Reality Modeling Language) models, Google Earth KML (Keyhole Markup Language) files, and movies are used to communicate the associated geological context for each locality. Virtual outcrops and associated three-dimensional (3D) geological visualizations have the potential to supplement traditional educational content and aid in the improvement of students' visual literacy [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]; Copyright of Geosphere is the property of Geological Society of America and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This abstract may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full abstract. (Copyright applies to all Abstracts.)

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Additional Information: McCaffrey, K. J. W. 1; Email Address: Feely, M. 2 Hennessy, R. 2 Thompson, J. 1; Affiliation: 1: Earth Sciences Department, Durham University, Durham, DH1 3LE, UK 2: Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland; Source Info: Jun2008, Vol. 4 Issue 3, p588; Subject Term: SCANNING systems; Subject Term: LASERS; Subject Term: GEOLOGY; Subject Term: OUTCROPS (Geology); Subject Term: IRELAND; Author-Supplied Keyword: education; Author-Supplied Keyword: folds; Author-Supplied Keyword: Ireland; Author-Supplied Keyword: laser scan; Author-Supplied Keyword: virtual outcrop; Number of Pages: 12p; Illustrations: 8 Color Photographs, 1 Diagram, 2 Maps; Document Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: SCANNING systems; LASERS; GEOLOGY; OUTCROPS (Geology); IRELAND; education; folds; laser scan; virtual outcrop
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