publication . Other literature type . Preprint . Article . 2018

How do normal faults grow?

Rotevatn , Atle; Jackson , Christopher; Tvedt, Anette; Bell , Rebecca; Blækkan, Ingvild;
Open Access English
  • Published: 21 Jan 2018
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
<p><u><b>Presented as part of the Geological Society of American (GSA) Distinguished Lecturer Tour 2017.</b></u></p><p><b>How Do Normal Faults Grow?<br></b></p><p>Normal faults grow via a sympathetic increase in their displacement and length (‘isolated model’), or by rapid establishment of their near-final length prior to significant displacement accumulation (‘constant-length model’). The isolated model has dominated the structural geology literature for >30 years, although some recent studies provide support for the constant-length model. Because they make different predictions regarding rift development and related earthquake hazards, these models must be tes...
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free text keywords: Geology, Solid Earth Sciences, Structural Geology, normal faults, rifting, extensional tectonics, normal fault growth, normal fault kinematics, rift basins, Geochemistry & Geophysics, 0403 Geology, Basin Analysis, Tectonics, normal faults; structural geology; rift basins; kinematics; tectonics, Earth Sciences, Physical Sciences and Mathematics, Tectonics and Structure, bepress|Physical Sciences and Mathematics, bepress|Physical Sciences and Mathematics|Earth Sciences, bepress|Physical Sciences and Mathematics|Earth Sciences|Tectonics and Structure, EarthArXiv|Physical Sciences and Mathematics, EarthArXiv|Physical Sciences and Mathematics|Earth Sciences, EarthArXiv|Physical Sciences and Mathematics|Earth Sciences|Tectonics and Structure, Relay, law.invention, law, Seismology, Fault model
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publication . Other literature type . Preprint . Article . 2018

How do normal faults grow?

Rotevatn , Atle; Jackson , Christopher; Tvedt, Anette; Bell , Rebecca; Blækkan, Ingvild;