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Microstructures and Deformation Mechanisms part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This is the first in a series of lectures for a microstructures short course. These illustrated lecture notes introduce the topic of microstructures and discuss a variety of deformation mechanisms ...

Introduction to Metamorphism part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This 83-slide PowerPoint presentation introduces metamorphic agents and changes. Stress, strain, tension, compression, and shear are discussed as well as the lineation or foliation that results from ...

Dislocation Glide part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This animation from Monash University shows the process of dislocation glide in two dimensions. The animation shows what it would look like if we could zoom in on a single grain of sand, down to the ...

The Hydro-Potential (HP) Value: A Rock Classification Technique for Evaluation of the Ground-Water Potential in Fractured Bedrock part of SERC Print Resource Collection
The Hydro-Potential (HP) Value: A Rock Classification Technique for Evaluation of the Ground-Water Potential in Fractured Bedrock

Middle Proterozoic Belt Supergroup, Western Montana part of SERC Print Resource Collection
From Great Falls, to Butte, Helena Glacier National Park and Spokane, this field trip crosses onto the leading edge of the Rocky Mountain thrust belt and proceeds to the stratiform copper-silver ...

Cratered cobbles in Triassic Buntsandstein conglomerates in northeastern Spain: An indicator of shock deformation in the vicinity of large impacts part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Quartzite cobbles in Lower Triassic Buntsandstein conglomerates from northeastern Spain display unusual millimeter- to centimeter-sized circular craters, commonly having central mounds and surrounded ...

Formation of spaced cleavage and folds in brittle limestone by dissolution part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Short, well written article that presents a nice case for the role of dissolution in cleavage formation and is an early article on this subject. This is a good article for a class discussion on ...

Determination of movement sense in mylonites part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This article from the Journal of Geoscience Education features a clear and succinct discussion of kinematic indicators in mylonites. Students find this illustrated article to be accessible with some ...

SoftStructure: Structural Geology on a PC part of SERC Web Resource Collection

SoftStructure is a package of more than 20 programs (most under DOS) for Quantitative Analysis in Structural Geology, including: MOHR, SHEAR, STRAIN, FRY, CALCITE_TWINS, STRESS_INVERSION, FOLTING, ...

Analogue Microstructural Modeling at the University at Albany, SUNY part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site contains 15 time-lapse QuickTime movies that show the experimental deformation behavior of octachloropropane. This compound shows similar microstructures to those found in quartzite, and ...

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