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Geologic Cross-Sections

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2 hours

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Teaches the construction of the two principal types of cross sections--structural and stratigraphic--and their extensions into three-dimensional (fence) diagrams. Introduces computer generation of maps and sections.

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Total Number of Subtopics: 6
  • expand/collapse Cross-Section Elements
    • Introduction
    • Input Data
    • Line of Section
    • Scale
    • Datum
    • Exercise No.1 (Solution)
    • Exercise No.2 (Solution)
    • Exercise No.3 (Solution)
    • Exercise No.4 (Solution)
  • expand/collapse Cross-Sections in Two Dimensions
    • Introduction
    • Structural Cross-Sections
    • Stratigraphic Cross-Sections
    • Correlation and Geologic Interpretation
    • Completing the Cross-Section
    • Exercise No. 1 (Solution)
    • Exercise No. 2 (Solution)
    • Exercise No. 3 (Solution)
    • Exercise No. 4 (Solution)
  • expand/collapse Cross-Section Diagrams in Three-Dimensions
    • Fence Diagrams
    • Block Diagrams
  • expand/collapse Cross-Sections: Computer Methods
    • Overview
    • Exercise No. 1 (Solution)
  • expand/collapse Structural Restoration: Concepts and Timing
    • Structural Restoration Introduction & Concepts
    • Mechanical Stratigraphy
    • Classical Balancing Techniques
    • Balancing Compressional Structures
    • Balancing Extensional Structures
    • Related Structures
    • Strike-Slip Faults
    • References
  • expand/collapse Geologic Cross-Sections: References and Additional Information
    • References
    • Additional Reading
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