Salt Animations

Bureau of Economic Geology, the University of Texas at Austin

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This web site features eight Quicktime animations showing the involvement of salt layers in the development of complex structures. The animations are accompanied by descriptions, interpretations and a list of references. The animations were generated by the Bureau of Economic Geology at the University of Texas.

Part of the Cutting Edge collection. The NAGT/DLESE On the Cutting Edge project helps geoscience faculty stay up-to-date with both geoscience research and teaching methods.

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Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Structural Geology:Rheology/Behavior of Materials, Modeling Structural Processes, Geoscience:Geology:Structural Geology, Tectonics, Structural Geology:Structural Visualizations, Regional Structural/Tectonic Activity
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Animations/Video, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Collection
Grade Level: College Lower (13-14), College Upper (15-16)
Topics: Solid Earth:Structural Geology:Regional Structural/Tectonic Activity, Modeling Structural Processes, Solid Earth:Structural Geology, Structural Geology:Structural Visualizations (Maps/Air Photos/Images/Cross Sections/Projections), Rheology/Behavior of Materials
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Structural Geology, Teach the Earth:Teaching Topics:Plate Tectonics