Visualizing Geology | Images, sounds, and video featuring geologic phenomenon, processes, and places in Arizona

"The wonders of the Grand Canyon cannot be adequately represented in symbols of speech, nor by speech itself. The resources of the graphic art are taxed beyond their powers...language and illustration combined must fail."

- John Wesley Powell

Maybe Powell was right.  Perhaps the native beauty that is Arizona’s cannot be fully represented in language or the graphic arts.  But the AZGS endeavors to make the geologic processes that shaped this land more palatable to its citizens via a collection of images, sounds, and video.

On this page you'll find videos of flash floods, volcanic eruptions, debris flows, and earth fissures, as well as images of the spectacular landforms that ensue from these and other geologic processes.

We hope you enjoy them and learn from them!
Mike Conway
Chief, Geologic Extension Service

 
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Winter in Tucson, Arizona at Saguaro National Monument East on Jan. 22, 2007. Photos by AZGS geologist Joe Cook.

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Featured Sounds
Geologic sound clips coming soon! Please check back for updates.
Featured Video

Flash Flood in Gibbon Canyon on July 31, 2006 at 6 AM. in Tucson, AZ. Contributed by Bruce Ernst.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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