A review of recent developments concerning the structure, mechanics and fluid flow properties of fault zones

A review of recent developments concerning the structure, mechanics and fluid flow properties of... Fault zones and fault systems have a key role in the development of the Earth’s crust. They control the mechanics and fluid flow properties of the crust, and the architecture of sedimentary deposits in basins. We review key advances in the study of the structure, mechanics and fluid flow properties of fault zones and fault systems. We emphasize that these three aspects of faults are intimately related and cannot be considered in isolation. For brevity, the review is concentrates on advances made primarily in the past 10 years, and also to fault zones in the brittle continental crust. Finally the paper outlines some key areas for future research in this field. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Structural Geology Elsevier

A review of recent developments concerning the structure, mechanics and fluid flow properties of fault zones

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Elsevier
Copyright
Copyright © 2010 Elsevier Ltd
ISSN
0191-8141
eISSN
1873-1201
D.O.I.
10.1016/j.jsg.2010.06.009
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Abstract

Fault zones and fault systems have a key role in the development of the Earth’s crust. They control the mechanics and fluid flow properties of the crust, and the architecture of sedimentary deposits in basins. We review key advances in the study of the structure, mechanics and fluid flow properties of fault zones and fault systems. We emphasize that these three aspects of faults are intimately related and cannot be considered in isolation. For brevity, the review is concentrates on advances made primarily in the past 10 years, and also to fault zones in the brittle continental crust. Finally the paper outlines some key areas for future research in this field.

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Journal of Structural GeologyElsevier

Published: Nov 1, 2010

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