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Faults and the deformation they cause: from outcrops to models (co-organized)
Convener: David Tanner  | Co-Conveners: Christian Brandes , Andreas Henk , Jennifer Ziesch 
 / Wed, 11 Apr, 10:30–12:00
 / Attendance Wed, 11 Apr, 17:30–19:00

Faults occur on many different scales and differ in their kinematic histories. But all faults are similar in that they are internally complex structural elements that also deform their surroundings to a certain extent. They also change the rheology of the crust, which underlines the fact that the faults need to be understood, for instance, to achieve long-term storage of dangerous waste, to optimize extraction from reservoirs of geothermal energy, hydrocarbons, and groundwater, and to minimize earthquake damage.

We invite contributions that address the evolution of faults and their effects on the host rocks, whether as case studies from, e.g., seismics, outcrops, numerical modeling or experiments to theoretical/analytical considerations of fault movement, growth and their near-field effects.