Study Guide for Final

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Study Guide for Final – Course Goals Given a regional map and a cross section be able to describe the plate tectonic setting in which the structures formed, and be able to classify the individual structures that occur in the cross section and describe the mechanism(s) that produced them. For example, if you have a map and cross section from a continental collision, and/or a transform, and/or a rift boundary and/or a passive continental margin, you should be able to tell which of those plate tectonic settings they depict and be able to say why. On the cross section or map, I will focus on an individual structure or small group of structures and ask you identify and classify them and explain why you
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Unformatted text preview: classified them that way What kind of faults are they and why? What kind of folds are they and why? (There could be more than one possibility). Be able to explain the mechanisms that produced the structures you classify. You should be able to write something about the orientation of the principle stress directions; whether the folds were produced by a buckling process or whether they are associated with fault bends or terminations; You should be able to write something about whether the structures are thin-skinned or thick-skinned i.e. whether the basement crust is being deformed or whether it is just the overlying sediments....
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