Lithosphere is a new peer-reviewed journal published by the Geological Society of America. Awhile back I was contacted by the editors who really liked the photo of an outcrop of the Mesa Redondo Member of the Chinle Formation in Arizona that I use as the title background for Chinleana. They asked for permission to use it for the cover of the August issue of Lithosphere and here it is:
The photo was taken by Jeff Martz and is from the type area of the Mesa Redondo, a sedimentologists' playgound and just an absolutely beautiful area as you can see by the photo.
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