Quantitative structural geology
Stefan Markus Schmalholz,
Quantitative analysis tools have become increasingly common in structural geology. Imaging techniques such as computed tomography are used to build highly accurate, three-dimensional models of geological structures. Structural measurements can be facilitated and often accelerated owing to photogrammetric methods of reconstructing the studied outcrops. Geological structures can then be classified using statistical methods. Experimental, analytical, and numerical techniques can be used to develop quantitative mechanical models of rock deformation processes, which are often coupled to chemical, hydrological or thermal processes. With the advent of modern computing power, high-resolution models and systematic simulations are nowadays feasible.
In this session, we want to bridge the gap between observational methods and models through quantitative analysis/modelling. The displays are grouped into observational methods, methods that link the observations to processes, numerical models of deformation processes and link between different processes with theory and experiments.