YOSEMITE, Sentinel Rock, Middle and Lower Cathedral Rocks

YOSEMITE
Sentinel Rock, Middle and Lower Cathedral Rocks

In-line view along the steeply inclined, roughly east-west trending, joint plane that forms the flat north face of Sentinel Rock. Through a variety of mechanisms, erosion along joint planes is largely responsible for the the formation of Yosemite Valley. More...



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YOSEMITE, Sentinel Rock, Middle and Lower Cathedral Rocks

In-line view along the steeply inclined, roughly east-west trending, joint plane that forms the flat north face of Sentinel Rock. Through a variety of mechanisms, erosion along joint planes is largely responsible for the the formation of Yosemite Valley.

 

Yosemite Valley's singular appearance is the strongest argument for a unique and complex geomorphology. In the same way that ecosystems evolve interactively to fit a habitat, Yosemite has evolved through a system of process-structure interactions to create the unique valley we see today.

Yosemite was not formed by glaciation, mass wasting, tutonic stress, exfoliation, erosion along master joints, or other chemical or mechanical processes, but rather by a regime of these mechanisms


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