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Project ID: ENK6-CT-2000-00072
Funded under: FP5-EESD
Country: Denmark

3d datasets for faults in soft sediments

3D data volumes (~0.5cum) of faults offsetting poorly consolidated sediments have been constructed from photographs of serial sections (spaced ~ 0.5 cm) through cliff faces. Serial sections have been compiled, imported to TrapTester (Badley Geoscience) and the faults and offset horizons interpreted.

The database highlights the complexity of internal structure of faults. Analysis of selected structures illustrates among other features, the complex propagation and growth of small displacement faults and the occurrence of smearing of sand units into faults, which may have a significant control on fault seal capacity. The compiled datasets will form the focus for research beyond the project completion.


John KORSTGAARD, (Professor)
Tel.: +45-89421154
Fax: +45-89421112
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