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Re: Calculating Speed from Tracks

This looks like a job for James Farlow!!!

-----Original Message-----
From: Mickey P. Rowe <mrowe@indiana.edu>
To: dinosaur@usc.edu <dinosaur@usc.edu>
Date: Thursday, January 15, 1998 5:03 PM
Subject: Re: Calculating Speed from Tracks

>The following was distributed via VRTPaleo (delete it now if you're
>subscribed there).  Mike tried to send it to the dinosaur list, but
>he's not subscribed so the message got bounced to me.  I don't want to
>make him subscribe for this one question, so if you respond make sure
>you direct a copy to him -- he won't see anything you send here...
>Mickey Rowe     (mrowe@indiana.edu)
>From: Mike Everhart <mjever@southwind.net>
>To: dinosaur@usc.edu
>Subject: Calculating Speed from Tracks
>I recently got an interesting paleo question that I really don't have
>the resources to answer and was wondering if someone would care to help.
>We can discuss it on line or you can email direct to me at:
>                    mjever@southwind.net
>"I'm a 5th. grade teacher. We've established a 15 x 20 ft. recreation of
>a river bed complete with the tracks of Keyentapus, Anomoepus,
>Acrocanthosaurus, and Anchisauripus. These tracks were made from latex
>molds of the original tracks. I'm currently developing lessons for our
>students. I would like to know how the approximate speed of an animal is
>calculated from its tracks.  Also, my 5th. grade daughter is doing a
>science fair project testing Alexander's theory relating track size to
>hip height, (length of track times 4 = approximate hip height). Any info
>on this topic would be appreciated. Thanks a lot. Gary"
>I'll pass along all responses.  Thanks for your help,
>Mike Everhart (email mjever@southwind.net)
>Oceans of Kansas Paleontology
>< http://www2.southwind.net/~mjever >