A Fault is a fracture in the crust which has cause displacement. In this photo I was on my way to Pismo Beach, somewhere on I-5, and we stopped at a rest stop and if you look closely you can see the crack in between the flowing tall grass.
Mechanical weathering is a processed in which rocks are broken down into smaller and smaller pieces without ever changing the composition of the rock itself. I found this rock in Pismo, in a place where they show the “Monarch Butterflies”. There were tons of these rocks around.
This is root wedging at its finest. I went on a short hike in Avila Beach and found this beaut! The roots of this tree have grown into the grooves of this rock beneath it. Amazing.
These photos I took were in Pismo beach and due to high winds and rain this past few weeks, trees were knocked down and rain fall had made its way downhill.
Pismo Beach is a Marine Environment, more so a deep marine environment.
Continental Environments: The Pismo dunes were a great example of dunes in Continental Environments.
Transitional Environment: The actual beach is an example of transitional environment because the shoreline is the transition zone between marine and continental environments.
The Kings River is a major river of south-central California. About 125 miles (201 km) long, it drains an area of the high western Sierra Nevada and the Central Valley. A large alluvial fan has formed where the rivers gradient decreases in the Central Valley so the river divides into distributaries. Southern distributaries enter the endorheic basin surrounding Tulare Lake while northern distributaries join the San Joaquin River, eventually reaching San Francisco Bay via the Sacramento – San Joaquin River Delta. Tulare Lake was formerly the largest freshwater lake in western North America, but heavy agricultural and urban diversions have left it dry. The Kings River was named by the commander of a Spanish military expedition into the Central Valley in 1805.
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