The people at Google Earth have unveiled a new feature of Earth Engine: time-lapse views of anywhere on Earth using satellite imagery back to 1984. My colleagues on Twitter have been exclaiming all morning:
@Allochthonous: "Mount Etna timelapse. Clearest new lava flows in NE around the 1999/2000 mark bit.ly/179ybKN"
@dukeofhazards: Wax Lake delta buildup
And it just goes on. These visualizations are wonderful ways to get us closer to the geologist's deep present by compressing time. As geo-tweeter @kwinkunks put it, "Just imagine how useful this will be in 10 million years. Can't wait... Oh, damn."
For my part, I've picked a few things for you to visit:
Feel free to post your own worthy spectacles.