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Defining folds on three-dimensional surfaces

Lisle, Richard John and Toimil, Noel C. 2007. Defining folds on three-dimensional surfaces. Geology 35 (6) , pp. 519-522. 10.1130/G23207A.1

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Abstract

We present a new method for the structural analysis of folded surfaces. The method requires a generalized definition of a fold as a patch consisting of contiguous points with Gaussian curvature and mean curvature of consistent sign. Four classes of folds result from this definition: antiforms and synforms each of synclastic and anticlastic forms. This new analysis is illustrated with reference to several examples.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Earth and Ocean Sciences
Subjects: Q Science > QE Geology
Uncontrolled Keywords: fold; antiform; synform; fold analysis
Publisher: Geological Society of America
ISSN: 0091-7613
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 01:39
URI: http://orca-mwe.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/1339

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