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Salton Sea RADAR trip 2015

Tom Farr and Steve Wall put together a great field trip to the amazing Salton Sea region to study RADAR characteristics of the varied surfaces. We stayed in Yuma and spent time at lots of different and unique areas. We stopped at the top of the Algondones dunes and studied dunes and ripples and flew kite cams. We traveled along the western side of the lake and saw some tufa formations, and then made it down to the southern portion of the Algodones dunes, right near the border. Philippe helped us see the RADAR characteristics of the dunes and interdunes, and we all wandered up and over to the gravelly interdune. We saw the great dragon border fence and did some fun experiments with sand. We visited alluvial fan desert pavements and then got to the fascinating mud volcanoes. Of course no trip to this area is complete without tacos!


Mud volcano number 1.
Mud volcano two!.
Mud volcano three, can't get enough.

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Please credit Jani Radebaugh for all pics, thank you!