Understanding Faults: Detecting, Dating, and Modeling offers a single resource for analyzing faults for a variety of applications, from hazard detection and earthquake processes, to geophysical exploration. The book presents the latest research, including fault dating using new mineral growth, fault reactivation, and fault modeling, and also helps bridge the gap between geologists and geophysicists working across fault-related disciplines. Using diagrams, formulae, and worldwide case studies to illustrate concepts, the book provides geoscientists and industry experts in oil and gas with a valuable reference for detecting, modeling, analyzing and dating faults.
- Presents cutting-edge information relating to fault analysis, including mechanical, geometrical and numerical models, theory and methodologies
- Includes calculations of fault sealing capabilities
- Describes how faults are detected, what fault models predict, and techniques for dating fault movement
- Utilizes worldwide case studies throughout the book to concretely illustrate key concepts
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1. Introduction 2. Fault Mechanics and Earthquakes 3. Fault Detection 4. Numerical Modelling of Faults 5. Faults in the Laboratory 6. The Growth of Faults 7. Direct dating of Fault Movement 8. Fault Seal 9. Conclusions
David Colin Tanner is a researcher at the Leibniz Institute for Applied Geophysics, where his research focuses on structural modeling and seismics. He has also been a lecturer at Jacobs University and University of Gottingen, as well as a researcher at GFZ Potsdam, among others. He has chaired multiple sessions on faults at the EGU conference in Vienna.
Christian Brandes is a researcher and lecturer at the Institute of Geology at the University of Hannover. His research interests include interaction of tectonics and sedimentation, geodynamics of island-arcs, burial history and temperature evolution of sedimentary basins, paleoseismology, and evolution of fold-and-thrust belts. He lectures on tectonics, modeling, Earth history, mapping, and regional geology.