Structural Geology

ISBN-10: 0521516641

ISBN-13: 9780521516648

Edition: 2010

Authors: Haakon Fossen

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Book details

List price: $114.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 7/15/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 480
Size: 8.62" wide x 10.87" long x 0.98" tall
Weight: 3.630
Language: English

Haakon Fossen is Professor of Structural Geology at the University of Bergen, Norway, where he is affiliated with the Department of Earth Science, the Natural History Collections, and the Centre for Integrated Petroleum Research (CIPR). His professional career has involved work as an exploration and production geologist/geophysicist for Statoil and as a Professor at the University of Bergen (1996 to present), in addition to periods of geologic mapping and mineral exploration in Norway. His research ranges from hard to soft rocks and includes studies of folds, shear zones, formation and collapse of the Caledonian Orogen, numerical modeling of deformation (transpression), the evolution of the North Sea rift, and studies of deformed sandstones in the western United States. He has conducted extensive field work in various parts of the world, notably Norway, Utah/Colorado, and Sinai, and his research is based on field mapping, microscopy, physical and numerical modeling, geochronology and seismic interpretation. Professor Fossen has been involved in editing several international geology journals, has authored over 90 scientific publications, and has written two books and several book chapters. He has taught undergraduate structural geology courses for over ten years and has a keen interest in developing electronic teaching resources to aid student visualization and understanding of geological structures.

Preface
List of symbols
Structural geology and structural analysis
Deformation
Strain in rocks
Stress
Stress in the lithosphere
Rheology
Fracture and brittle deformation
Faults
Kinematics and paleostress in the brittle regime
Deformation at the microscale
Folds and folding
Foliation and cleavage
Lineations
Boudinage
Shear zones and mylonites
Contractional regimes
Extensional regimes
Strike-slip, transpression and transtension
Salt tectonics
Balancing and restoration
More about the deformation matrix
Stereographic projection
Glossary
References
Index
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