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Title: Balanced Cross Sections and Retrodeformation PDF
Url: http://www.neckers.siu.edu/pinter/pdf/suppeexercise.pdf
Creator: Pinter, Nicholas
Publisher: Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. Dept. of Geology
Description: In this exercise, students investigate the use of balanced cross sections and retrodeformation to study faults that do not break the surface and their application to tectonics, folding, and earthquake hazards. Introductory materials explain how to construct geologic cross-sections, the idea of balance in a cross-section, and the concept of retrodeformability, whether or not the structures seen in a cross section can be 'undeformed' into their original positions. Using the Kink Method, students will construct a cross-section and test a balanced cross section to see if it is retrodeformable. Instructions, a blank cross section with data, study questions, and a bibliography are provided.
LC Classification: Science -- Geology -- Dynamic and structural geology -- Plate tectonics
Science -- Geology -- Dynamic and structural geology -- Structural geology -- Faults and folds
Science -- Geology -- Dynamic and structural geology -- Volcanoes and earthquakes -- Earthquakes. Seismology
Science -- Geology -- Study and teaching. Research
GEM Subject: Science -- Earth science
Science -- Instructional issues
Science -- Geology
Key Concept: Geology -- Earthquakes
Geology -- Plate tectonics
Geology -- Faults
Geology -- Folding
Resource Type: Instructional Materials
Lesson Plans
Reading Materials
Science Materials
Teaching Guides
Format: pdf
Audience: College/University Instructors
Higher Education
Professional Formation
Secondary Education
University First Cycle
University Postgrad
University Second Cycle
Language: English
Access Rights: Free access
Subject: earth science
Physical sciences
Structural geology
Date Of Record Release: 2010-10-01 03:00:02 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2015-08-04 12:31:07 (W3C-DTF)
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