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Roger Weller, geology instructor 
(
wellerr@cochise.edu)
last edited:  3/22/18

DIVERGENCE- Continental Crust Separating  (3 views)
Images are from Google Earth

The Rio Grande River follows the Rio Grande Rift.
 
 latitude: 33.876      longitude:  -105.381
 photo credits:  Google Earth, Landsat/Copernicus, NOAA, US Navy, GEBCO, NGA


inclined view

latitude: 33.303      longitude:  -106.719
photo credits:  Google Earth, Landsat/Copernicus, NOAA, US Navy, GEBCO, NGA
 

from the Geologic Map of the United States



 

Rio Grande Rift Linked References
 

Rio Grande Rift Valley
https://isopleth.wordpress.com/2013/05/10/rio-grande-rift-valley

Rio Grande Rift- Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rio_Grande_rift

Santo Domingo accommodation zone- Rio Grande Rift
http://gsabulletin.gsapubs.org/content/113/5/561.abstract

Rio Grande Aquifer System
https://pubs.usgs.gov/ha/ha730/ch_c/C-text4.html

1400 kilometer long Socorro Fracture Zone
http://www.ees.nmt.edu/~nmquakes/R89/R89.HTM

Pliocene and Quaternary History of Rio Grande Rift
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0012825206000870

Northern Rio Grande Rift
http://www.westerngeohikes.0catch.com/NewMexico/Rio_Grande_Rift.html

The Rio Grande Rift and the Geology that Formed It
http://www.discovernewmexico.com/articles/rio_grande_gorge_geology/index.htm

Cenozoic Landscape Evolution of the Southern Rocky Mountains-USGS
https://gec.cr.usgs.gov/projects/srm/volcanism.shtml

Measuring Rio Grande Rift Crustal Deformation
http://aconcagua.geol.usu.edu/~arlowry/RGR/faq.html

   

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