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Lab Notes 1 - Structural geology-the study of how geologic...

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Structural geology —the study of how geologic units (bodies of rock or sediment) are arranged when first formed and how they are deformed afterward Geologic map —shows the distribution of rocks at the Earth’s surface Formations —mappable rock units Members —subdivided formations that are comprised of beds (individual layers of rock or sediment) Contact s—the boundaries between geologic units, which form lines on geologic maps Geologic maps also show topography Geologic cross section —a drawing of a vertical slice through the Earth, with the material in front of it removed: a cutaway view Block diagram —a combination of the geologic map and cross section Attitude —The orientation of a rock unit or surface Strike —the compass bearing (direction) of a line formed by the intersection of a horizontal plane (such as the surface of a lake) and an inclined layer (bed, stratum) of rock, fault fracture, or other surface If it is expressed in degrees east or west of true north or true south, it is called a
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This note was uploaded on 09/20/2009 for the course GEOL 105 taught by Professor Platt,davis during the Spring '08 term at USC.

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Lab Notes 1 - Structural geology-the study of how geologic...

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