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|Introduction to special section: Balancing, restoration, and palinspastic reconstruction
|Vidal Royo, Oskar
Hearon, Thomas E.
Connors, Christopher D.
Ferrer García, J. Oriol (José Oriol)
de Vera, Jose
Guzofski, Chris A.
Blanc, Eric Jean-Philippe
|Society of Exploration Geophysicists
|Methods to quantify deformation and reverse the process of strain as a mode to illustrate geologic evolution through time have been previously used for a number of decades. Early efforts on the quantification of bed reconstruction were completed either by manually weighing the sections on delicate balances and obtaining the average height and thickness of strata to be reconstructed by applying a scale factor (Chamberlin, 1910), or by hand-drafting sections with conserved bed length between the folded and faulted sedimentary layers, mainly in a 2D cross section (Bally et al., 1966; Dahlstrom, 1969) or map framework (Dennison and Woodward, 1963). Cross-section techniques initially applied to contractional thrust and fold belts and have proven useful in other structural settings, such as extensional and inverted domains. Development of 3D techniques enabled the analysis of strike-slip and salt tectonics where out-of-plane changes of rock volume could be addressed. Through the years, the widespread application of these techniques to predict fault and horizon geometry at depth has generated newer approaches and more sophisticated algorithms, and it has also demonstrated the potential of structural modeling techniques (e.g., construction of balanced sections, palinspastic reconstruction, kinematic and geomechanical restoration, and forward modeling) in reducing the risk and uncertainty associated with the interpretation of geophysical/geological data
|Reproducció del document publicat a: https://doi.org/10.1190/INT2015-0916-SPSEINTRO.1
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|Interpretation, 2015, vol. 3, num. 4, p. 1N-Y1
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