The relationship between the geometry of normal faults and that of the sedimentary layers in their hanging walls

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doi: 10.1016/0191-8141(86)90035-0
Authors:White, N. J.; Jackson, J. A.; McKenzie, D. P.
Author Affiliations:Primary:
Bullard Lab., Cambridge, United Kingdom
Volume Title:Journal of Structural Geology
Source:Journal of Structural Geology, 8(8), p.897-909. Publisher: Pergamon, Oxford-New York, International. ISSN: 0191-8141
Publication Date:1986
Note:In English. 24 refs.; illus. incl. sects.
Summary:Fault shapes can be predicted if the direction of simple shear in the hanging wall is known. It is assumed that the footwall remains undeformed throughout. The direction of simple shear within the hanging-wall block has a very strong influence on the shape of the bedding horizons within it. It should not be assumed that simple shear always occurs on vertical planes: this leads to underestimates of the amount of extension. The method also applies to thrust and reverse faults, and when compaction within the hanging-wall block is allowed for. [R.E.S.]
Subjects:Compaction; Deformation; Displacements; Extension tectonics; Faults; Geometry; Growth faults; Inverse problem; Listric faults; Mechanics; Normal faults; Shear; Subsidence; Tectonics; Theoretical studies; Thrust faults
Abstract Numbers:87M/6600
Record ID:1987041445
Copyright Information:GeoRef, Copyright 2019 American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from Mineralogical Abstracts, United Kingdom, Twickenham, United Kingdom
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