High-pressure experimental models of geological structures

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    In order to understand deformation processes that operated in large-scale, natural systems, experimental models can provide a crucial means of developing ideas concerning the interactions of sub-systems. We describe an experimental campaign that was designed to provide new insights into a multi-scale deformation type that involves faulting, uplift and rotation of strong crustal blocks, and the folding of the overlying sequence of layered rocks. The experimental models proved, at a small scale, the existence of a process that could only be inferred at natural scale – namely, the significant lateral flow of a ductile unit that transports the overlying rocks in a nearly passive fashion.
    Original languageEnglish
    Article number22004
    Pages (from-to)1-8
    Number of pages8
    JournalEPJ Web of Conferences
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 2010


    • Rock models
    • Experimental
    • geological structures


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