Paleostress Inversion Techniques: Methods and Applications for Tectonics is an ideal reference for both academic and industry researchers in the Earth Sciences. The book introduces the methodologies developed to reconstruct (paleo) stress tensors from geological data. The interest and potential outcomes of the methods are illustrated by practical examples and supplementary electronic material and an overview on future research directions. As paleostress inversion methods are particularly useful in tectonic analyses at regional and local scales and their outcomes are relevant when trying to predict the orientations of fracture sets and potential fluid flow paths and associated mineralizations, this book provides an ideal resource.
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Table of Contents
1. Introduction 2. Brittle structures in the field 3. Theoretical aspects 4. Fault slip inversion methods 5. Inversion of tensile fractures 6. Inversion of calcite twins 7. Determining Paleostresses with 'Incomplete' Data 8. One step beyond: full determination of paleostress tensors 9. Examples of applications of stress inversion methods in tectonic analyses 10. A guide to Paleostress Analysis 11. References