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The Sliding Rocks of Racetrack Playa, Death Valley National Park, California: Physical and Spatial Influences on Surface Processes
 
Type:    Thesis/Dissertation
Title:    The Sliding Rocks of Racetrack Playa, Death Valley National Park, California: Physical and Spatial Influences on Surface Processes
Date:    1998
Abstract:    The Racetrack is a dry lakebed nestled within the Panamint Range in Death Valley National Park, California. Though almost perfectly flat, it shows evidence of dynamic traction events of boulder-sized and smaller rock fragments that tumble onto it from two abutting cliffs and surrounding alluvial fans. Scars of sliding rock activity in the form of recessed furrows have been noted since the beginning of the twentieth century, yet to date no one has witnessed the actual surface process causing the rocks to slide.
Link:    http://geosun.sjsu.edu/paula/rtp/dissertation/title.html
Author(s):    Messina, P.

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