This web site provides a wide range of resources concerning geology and landscape in the Assynt district of NW Scotland. The site arises from a collaborative project between the School of Earth Sciences, University of Leeds, and the British Geological Survey. Development of these web resources has been possible by sponsorship from BP through their support of the BGS Moine Thrust project.
The principal author of the material on this site is Rob Butler (Leeds). Rob has researched the geology of NW Scotland for over 20 years. As a structural geologist his interests embrace thrust tectonics and the deformation of rocks, research that has taken Rob to the Alps, Himalayas, Oman, Lebanon and the Italian Apennines.
Rob Butler - sitting in front of unusually flat-lying strata.
The web site including the flash animations has been built by Clare Gordon (Leeds). Clare has extensive experience of web design and IT support for teaching and learning at Leeds. Previous collaboration with Rob has led to the teaching web sites on structural geology and on plate tectonics, together with an array of "virtual field trips".
Clare Gordon in Assynt with Suilven in the background.
Maarten Krabbendam has acted as the lead geologist from BGS for this project. The 3D visualisation aspects have been prepared by Luke Bateson of BGS.
Further information on BGS's Moine thrust project.
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