EASC 328:Structural Geology and Tectonics


Descriptive, kinematic, and dynamic analysis of geologic structures; field identification of geological structures; types of deformation and related structures. Plate tectonics and relationship to the tectonic stresses affecting the earth. Detailed description of thrusts systems and associated structures. Strike-slip faults and second order wrench structures. Extensional tectonics and continental rifts. Structural characteristics of continental rifts and the relationship between individual normal faults. Transfer zones between individual normal faults and between half grabens. Structural inversion.