3-D Structural Geology

A Practical Guide to Quantitative Surface and Subsurface Map Interpretation

Authors: Groshong, Richard H.

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About this Textbook

Geological structures are three dimensional, yet are typically represented by, and - terpreted from, outcrop maps and structure contour maps, both of which are curved two-dimensional surfaces. Maps plus serial sections, called 2½-D, provide a closer approach to three dimensionality. Computer technology now makes it possible for geological interpretations to be developed from the beginning in a fully three dim- sional environment. Fully 3-D geological models allow significantly better interpre- tions and interpretations that are much easier to share with other geologists and with the general public. This book provides an overview of techniques for constructing structural interpretations in 2-D, 2½-D and 3-D environments; for interpolating - tween and extrapolating beyond the control points; and for validating the final int- pretation. The underlying philosophy is that structures are three-dimensional solid bodies and that data from throughout the structure, whether in 2-D or 3-D format, should be integrated into an internally consistent 3-D interpretation. It is assumed that most users of this book will do their work on a computer. C- sequently, the book provides quantitative structural methods and techniques that are designed for use with spreadsheets, mapping software, and three-dimensional c- puter-graphics programs. The book is also intended to provide the background for understanding what interpretive software, for example, a computer contouring p- gram, does automatically. Most techniques are presented in both a traditional format appropriate for paper, pencil, and a pocket calculator, and in quantitative format for use with spreadsheets and computer-graphics or computer-aided-design programs.

Reviews

From the reviews of the second edition:

"In the second edition, material has been reorganized to follow more closely the typical workflowof the exploration geologist. … The book has its place on the shelves of exploration geologists and some structural geology researchers. … this is a useful and well produced book." (Nigel Woodcock, Geological Magazine, Vol. 144 (2), 2007)


Table of contents (12 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
3-D Structural Geology
Book Subtitle
A Practical Guide to Quantitative Surface and Subsurface Map Interpretation
Authors
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-31055-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-31055-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-31054-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-49590-2
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XVI, 400
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