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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 ...

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 ...

Uplift and Seismicity Driven by Groundwater Depletion in Central California
Colin Amos, Western Washington University Pascal Audet, University of Ottawa William Hammond, Nevada Geodetic Laboratory, Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology, and Nevada Seismological Laboratory Roland Burgmann, ...

Why Should I Care About Your Slop? Linking Shallow Geologic Observations to Deeper Earth Processes
Rich Briggs, US Geological Survey Geoscientists draw on many powerful tools and techniques to document surface deformation. Ideally these observations help illuminate deeper Earth processes. However, the ...

Reconciling Invariant Topography with Significant Along-Strike Gradients in Climate and Tectonics in the Greater Caucasus
Adam Forte, Arizona State University Kelin Whipple, Arizona State University The Greater Caucasus Mountains (GC) are a predominantly east-west striking orogen, that lie between the Black and Caspian Seas and ...

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 ...

Damaged Goods in the Marmion Tonalites, Superior Province, Ontario: Deformation Fabrics in a Gold-Bearing Damage Zone.
Nils Backeberg, McGill University Christie Rowe, McGill University The Archean Hammond Reef gold deposit in NW Ontario, Canada, is hosted in the Mesoarchean Marmion tonalite gneisses of the south-central Wabigoon ...

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