Oldest rock formations CONVICT LAKETHE LAKE CREATION: DURINGTHE ICE AGE GLACIERS FORMEDTHE SIERRA NEVADAS’. THESIERRA NEVADAS’ PICKED UPROCKS AS RIVERS OF ICEMOVED DOWNHILL, MOUNDSOF RUBLE (MORAINES) WEREDEPOSITED AT THE ENDS ANDALONG THE SIDES OF GLACIERS.A RETREATING GLACIER FROMTHE LAST ICE AGE LEFT BEHINDTHE MORAINE THAT DAMMEDCONVICT CREEK, HELPING FORMCONVICT LAKE.
KEOUGHS HOT SPRINGSThe hot springs were created fromearthquake activity. As water ﬂowsthrough cracks created byearthquakes, it is heated byunderground lava and pushed up.
Solar Power PlantSEGS III–VII (150 MW) at Kramer Junction
A Doppler radar is a specialized radar that makes use of the Doppler effect to producevelocity data about objects at a distance. It does this by beaming a microwave signaltowards a desired target and listening for its reﬂection, then analyzing how thefrequency of the returned signal has been altered by the objects motion. This variationgives direct and highly accurate measurements of the radial component of a targetsvelocity relative to the radar.
Garlock FaultThe Garlock Fault is a left-lateral strike-slip fault running approximately northeast-southwest along the north margins of the Mojave Desert ofSouthern California. It runs for much of its length along the southern base of the Tehachapi Mountains.
O W E N S D RY L A K EOwens held signiﬁcant water until 1924, until much of the Owens River was diverted into the Los AngelesAqueduct, causing it to desiccate. Today, some of the ﬂow of the river has been restored, and the lake now containssome water.