An Introduction to Structural Geology
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End of last paragraph. "... to a horizontal surface
in the salt layer on either side of the dome is greater than the
weight of the column penetrating the top of the dome ......" (not "...
is less than ...")
Figure 4.9 and corresponding text. The kinematic
vorticity number for general shear is: 0<Wk<1,
Figure 4.30. The strain values plotted in the diagram
are incorrect; click here for correct figure
4.30 (FIG430.gif) or see original in Pfiffner
J Geoph. Res., 87, p.319.
The real story on flow of old window glass. Glass does
not flow to the bottom of window panes on the time scale of decades to
centuries. As reported in a recent Science News, the use of glass
as an analogy for ductile flow is wrong. Glass will not flow unless
heated to about 350°C. Unless it's heated, it would take 1032y
to sag. Apparently, the old technology of making window panes involved
blowing a big globe of glass, which was then flattened into a disk and
spun to make it flatter. Due to the spinning, the glass developed
whirls and became thicker on the outside. It was then cut into rectangles.
Glaziers would put the thicker part of the glass at the bottom of the pane
for stability. Check http://www.heimbaugh.com/science/glass.flow/
for a punishing commentary that seems to have missed this early 1998 correction.
(chapter5table6.gif) for new Table 5.6.
Remove references in text to Figure 6.1b and Figure 6.1c.
Stress concentration is (2a/b)+1, rather than (2a+1)/b; examples
at end of paragraph remain correct.
Figure 6.20. The horizontal axis plots 90-a
rather than a
(alpha) as defined in inset figure.
Replacing st (tensile stress)
in equations 6.1 and 6.3 with sc
(critical stress) better clarifies the difference between remote and local
stress. Also note that equation 6.1 can be simplified by a plane
stress condition, which replaces E/(1-v)2 by E.
In Figure 6.27, add a plane D at an angle of ~10o with the
compression direction, which represent the lower intercept of the friction
envelopw with the Mohr circle (~160o).
Sheeting joints and exfoliation joints (in Figure 7.15) are used as
synonyms, but are not listed as such in Table 7.1.
Figure 8.10. The location of the flat on the
left side side of (a) should be at the base of the layers to correspond
with the thrust geometry in (b).
Figure 8.15. The photo in (b) shows gouge
Figure 8.23. This photograph, showing uplifted basement rocks
in the center surrounded by younger sedimentary rocks, was printed backward.
A nice example of an uplifted basement ridge in a restraining stepover
Mountain) was provided by Art Sylvester.
medium-temperature conditions are as 0.3>Th>0.7
Figure 9.6, caption. Freudian typo: John Suppe wrote
a book on Structural Geology (not Structural Biology).
Figure 9.15. Width of view is 5 cm (not 5
References to Figure 10.24a, Figure 10.24b, and
Figure 10.24c should be Figure 10.24b, Figure 10.24c, and Figure 10.24d,
the discussion is clarified by substituting wavelength
(L) for arc length in this section (as defined in Fig. 10.4). The
2nd sentence of p. 228, "Because arc length ....... fold analysis", can
then be removed.
section 11.3.4 reference to Figure 11.9d should be Figure 11.9.
Figure 12.18. Strain ellipse in (c) should have
perpendicular Xf and Zf axes. For corrected
figure, click here
Figure 15.4. Beta is defined incorrectly.
2nd paragraph. "As a consequence, the 1280oC isotherm migrates
to greater depth (i.e., the lithosphere thickens), so there is a
greater thickness of cooler, denser lithosphere" (not lower).
Equation 17.2 should read: ss =
C + msn* and refers to Section
6.7, equation 6.4.
19.3, p. 416
1st paragraph: "The Tibetan Plateau stands between
about 4000 and 5000 m in elevation ........" (not 400 and
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