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Effects of mechanical layering on the development of normal faults and dykes in Iceland

Magmatism and tectonics in Iceland. Special issue

Auteurs :
GUDMUNDSSON, A.
DAUTEUIL, O.

Description :
Dykes and normal faults are the most common large-scale tectonic elements in Iceland. This paper summarises the main structral features of tension fractures, normal faults and dykes in Iceland as a basis for understanding their development. It considers mainly the geometric characteristics of the faults and dykes themselves, and also explores the effects of mechanical layering on the structure and development of faults and dykes. The focus is on the attitude of dykes and faults, fault displacement, dyke offset, and dyke thickness variations in a layered crust.


Type de document :
Article de monographie

Source :
Geodinamica acta, issn : 0985-3111, 2005, vol. 18, n°. 1, p. 11-30, nombre de pages : 20, Collation : Illustration, Références bibliographiques : 61 ref.

Date :
2005

Editeur :
Pays édition : Royaume-Uni, Abingdon, Taylor and Francis

Langue :
Anglais
Droits :
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