Structural Analysis (G700)

Fieldwork will include stratigraphic work, field mapping, and the collection of data to construct a series of dip cross sections. Teams will be assigned to complete a suite of dip cross sections that will permit the creation of a 3D model. The cross sections will be worked to provide first order balancing with eventual near-final balancing taking place as the teams work together to assure 3D consistency. Field checking will be done continuously to resolve any questions or disputes. The latter portion of the course will involve the creation of a 3D model.

Note that this course is physically demanding. You should be in good health and capable of strenuous hiking on rugged terrain while carrying a daypack and field gear.