Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences

Why is structural modeling important?


Scaled experimental models provide valuable information about structural processes, especially those not observed directly in nature. For example, we can observe and document the evolution of fault and fold patterns. Thus, experimental models provide 4D templates for interpreting geological structures.

Clockwise from upper left: Schlische et al. (2002); Granger (2005); Withjack & Schlische (2006)

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