San Diego Geologic History - The last 50,000 years 640x480

Author(s): Jacobson, Gary
Subject: Geology
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3D Animation of San Diego's Geologic History: I started this project a few years back using 3D Studio Max. My strategy was to start with the present San Diego landscape and work backward in time to show the geologic history of the county first in reverse and then again going forward in time. I did the last 50 thousand years or so but my goal was to do about 300 million. I fell just a tad short of my goal. There's no narration but the movie shows:
Progradation of the San Diego River Delta to join the former island of Point Loma with Loma Portal
Erosion of the La Jolla headland and formation of Mission Beach sand spit/baymouth bar
Sea cliff formation at Black's Beach
Rise and fall of sea level due the the last glacial age and corresponding progradation of the San Diego River delta