Area-depth graphs: what they can tell you about fault shape, displacements and section balance

The theory behind area depth graphs was developed in the early 1900's and refined in the 1990's by Groshong and Ephart.  However, the technique was laborious to apply until it was integrated into StructureSolver .  The StructureSolver interactive implementation of the area depth graph technique is a fast and very powerful method of determine detachment depths, fault shape and area balance.  You can also rapidly get insights about strain across the section and displacements.  In this talk we review the basic theory behind area depth graphs, as applied to flat detachments, and the extension to dipping detachments developed by StructureSolver and show how to create an area-depth graph in StructureSolver.   We will present a number of case studies using this technique.

A light lunch and drinks will be provided.


Event Date Wednesday July 24, 11:30 - 12:30
Location StructureSolver,13501 Katy Freeway, Suite 1400, Houston, TX 77079

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