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We invite you to contribute internet resources that are useful for teaching structural geology at the undergraduate level, whether they relate specifically to teaching structural geology or simply provide support for teaching structural geology.


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Fundamentals of Structural Geology part of SERC Web Resource Collection

Fundamentals of Structural Geology is a textbook that emphasizes modern techniques of field data acquisition and analysis, the principles of continuum mechanics, and the mathematical and ...

Peering into the Crystal Fabric of Rocks part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This Oceanus article describes the work of Greg Hirth, a geologist studying rock deformation and crystallography. It discusses how rocks deform as a function of pressure and heat (called rheology) ...

Java Structural Geology Software part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This website features Java programs that illustrate basic structural geology concepts. This suite of animations includes topics such as shear, stress versus strain, three dimensional strain, flow ...

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 ...

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 ...

Table of Deformation Mechanisms and Processes part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site contains a large table of deformation mechanisms and processes. Included in the information are the atomic scale of the process, diagnostic microstructures associated with the process, ...

Microdynamics Laboratory - Projects part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site contains a variety of microstructure projects conducted at the University of Maine. QuickTime movies show the modeled deformation of rocks and the development of microstructures. Examples ...

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 ...

Deformation Microstructures in Quartzo-Feldspathic Rocks part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site contains a collection of photomicrographs and accompanying descriptions of naturally and experimentally deformed rocks. These images illustrate microstructures resulting from a variety of ...

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 ...

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