Analogue and Numerical Modelling of Crustal-scale Processes

Analogue and Numerical Modelling of Crustal-scale Processes

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The crust of the Earth records the deformational processes of the inner Earth and the influence of the overlying atmosphere. The state of the Earth's crust at any time is therefore the result of internal and external processes, which occur on different time and spatial scales. In recent years important steps forward in the understanding of such complex processes have been made by integrating theory and observations with experimental and computer models. This volume presents state-of-the-art analogue and numerical models of processes that alter the Earth's crust. It shows the application of models in a broad range of geological problems with careful documentation of the modelling approach used. This volume contains contributions on analogue and numerical sandbox models, models of orogenic processes, models of sedimentary basins, models of surface processes and deformation, and models of faults and fluid flow.Differences with the analogue results are also apparent, for example, in dip angles of extensional shear zones, degree of ... References Abaqus/Standard User s Manual 2003. Vol. 1 aamp; 2, version 6.4. Abaqus Inc. Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA. Adam ... A microcomputer program for modelling large-strain plasticity problems.

Title:Analogue and Numerical Modelling of Crustal-scale Processes
Author:Susanne Janita Henriët Buiter, Guido Schreurs
Publisher:Geological Society of London - 2006-01-01


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