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Creating, Disseminating, and Testing Interactive 3D Models for Teaching Structural Geology
Paul Karabinos, Williams College Many fundamental geologic concepts are rooted in 3D spatial relationships. Well-crafted 2D perspective diagrams illuminate such relationships for some students, but interactive 3D ...

New GPS Evidence for Continental Transform Fault Creep, Central Range Fault, Trinidad, Caribbean-South American Plate Boundary and Geological/Hazard Implications
John Weber, Grand Valley State University Chris Churches, Grand Valley State University Richard Robertson, UWI-SRC Pete La Femina, PSU Halldor Geirsson, PSU Most continental plate boundary transform faults exhibit ...

A Structural and U-Pb Zircon Geochronology Investigation of Selected Units in the Eastern Merrimack Belt: Implications for Post-Acadian Deformation, Eastern Massachusetts
Robert Charnock, Colorado School of Mines Yvette Kuiper, Colorado School of Mines Andreas Möller, University of Kansas Robert Buchwaldt, Massachusetts Institute of Technology J. Christopher Hepburn, Boston ...

Southeastward Propagation of Thermotectonism within the Paleoproterozoic Big Sky Orogeny: New Constraints from the N. Madison Range, SW Montana
Cailey Condit, University of Colorado Kevin Mahan, University of Colorado Alexis Ault, University of Arizona Spatial and temporal patterns of deformation and metamorphism can yield insight into the kinematics, ...

Normal Faulting and Graben Development as Catalysts for Late Cenozoic Landscape Change, Fish Lake Plateau, Utah
Bailey Christopher, College of William & Mary Erika Wenrich, College of William & Mary Hanna Bartram, College of William & Mary David Marchetti, Western Colorado State University Scott Harris, College ...

Insights About Polygonal Faults and Related Structures from Extensive Exposures of the Cretaceous Khoman Formation, Western Desert, Egypt
Barbara Tewksbury, Hamilton College John Hogan, Missouri University of Science and Technology Simon Kattenhorn, University of Idaho Charlotte Mehrtens, University of Vermont Elhamy Tarabees, Damanhour University ...

Anatomy of the 200 km-long, Left-lateral Surface Rupture from the 24 September 2013 Mw7.7 Balochistan Earthquake, Southern Pakistan
Ryan Gold, U.S. Geological Survey Nadine Reitman, U.S. Geological Survey Richard Briggs, U.S. Geological Survey William Barnhart, U.S. Geological Survey Gavin Hayes, U.S. Geological Survey The 24 September 2013 ...

Finding Active Faults Using Earthquake Focal Mechanisms, Geomorphic Analysis and Field Work (SLAM)
Vincent Cronin, Baylor University Jordan Dickinson, Baylor University The seismo-lineament analysis method (SLAM) uses an earthquake focal mechanism and a DEM or topographic map, along with geomorphic analysis, to ...

Strain Localization (and De-localization?) in Deep Continental Crust: Examples from an Exhumed Section and Remote Observations from Still Deep Crust in North America
Kevin H. Mahan, University of Colorado-Boulder Sean Regan, University of Massachusetts-Amherst Omero P. Orlandini, University of Colorado-Boulder Michael L. Williams, University of Massachusetts-Amherst Vera ...

Relating Lattice Preferred Orientation to Deformational Process Using Statistical Analysis of Symmetry in Orientation Distribution Space
Christopher Thissen, Yale University Mark Brandon, Yale University We introduce and apply a new method for analyzing the symmetry of lattice preferred orientation (LPO) fabrics in deformed rocks. At present, these ...

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