Structural Geology

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It is the branch of geology that studies the 3D geometry from micro to macro scale of rocks to explain the deformation processes the rocks experienced since their origination. It introduces the physical side of Geological Sciences and emphasizes:
  • Geometry (shape, orientation, position, size, etc.)
  • Motion (beginning and ending positions and paths of particles and bodies—deformation or change in geometry)
  • Mechanics (explanations of why the geometry and motion are asthey are)
Includes lots of observations from the field (but also some from the laboratory and the computermodelling) Teaches you not only facts, but also skills and techniques that are necessary in advanced classes and central to geologic practice. Structural geology provides information about the conditions during regional deformation using structures.

Structural Geology

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What is a geologic structure ? A geometric feature in rock whose shape, form, and distribution can be described.