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3-D Structural Geology: A Practical Guide to Surface and Subsurface Map Interpretation [Hardcover]

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This book contains practical techniques for constructing and validating 3-D structural interpretations in 2-D and 3-D environments. Designed for professionals, the focus is on interpreting data collected from outcrop measurements, wells, and 2-D profiles. Methods are presented for use with spreadsheets, mapping software, and three-dimensional computer-graphics programs, as well as for paper, pencil, and pocket calculator. Topics covered include location and bed thickness in deviated wells, constructing structure contour maps, mapping folds and faults in 3-D, fault magnitude and slip distribution, constructing faulted surfaces, predictive cross sections, quality control techniques, cross section restoration, and predicting the geometry of fault-related folds.The second edition has been reorganized to follow the typical interpretation workflow more closely. A significant amount of new material has been added, in particular numerous examples of 3-D models and techniques for using kinematic models to predict fault and ramp-anticline geometry. The new edition includes a CD which supplements the text in several ways. Text figures are reproduced in color and complete Tecplot models are provided for a number of representative figures. For those interested in working exercises in mapping software, xyz input files are provided in text format for many of the map-based exercises. Answers to selected exercises are included.

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Pages   324
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.53" Width: 6.45" Height: 0.82"
Weight:   1.2 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Nov 13, 2002
Publisher   Springer
ISBN  3540654224  
ISBN13  9783540654223  

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A good book for basic 3D simulation  Aug 6, 2007
I t si A good book for basic 3D simulation and
easy to understand the 3D simulation terms.
The Best Text on 3-D Geological Structures  May 16, 2000
This is probably the best available text on three-dimensional representation of geological structures. It is a handbook for use by professionals but would also serve as a supplemental text for structural geology or workstation courses.

The content is logically organized, well focused, clearly written and complete. The topics begin with the basics. These include classification, description and analysis of structures. More advanced topics follow. They range from dynamic interaction between structural and sedimentary events to fluid movements and to restoration. The worked examples are simple and clearly make their respective points. The exercises range from rudimentary to somewhat challenging for the first-time student of structural geology. Many topics would be new to anyone who has not kept current with advances in structural geology. These include, among others, new techniques in dip sequence analysis and calculating area-depth relations.

Modern technology in the form of workstations permits geoscientists to produce spectacular graphics depicting geological structures and their development. A common complaint of energy company managers is that the interpretive graphics look so good that they are believable simply because of the presentation. When financial decisions such as drilling are made based on those interpretations they often are found to be incorrect. Workstation interpreters could significantly improve the quality of their structural interpretations if they master the content of Dr. Groshong's book. Moreover, as visualization becomes an important trend to the future of interpretation technology, the basic science represented by this book takes on a more important and timely meaning.

The price of the book may seem to be excessive. This is especially evident when compared with texts prepared by non-profit organizations such as the American Association of Petroleum Geologists. Those books are more attractive because they use color and are printed on better quality paper. This book has no color and is printed on ordinary quality paper. However, if the price of the book is compared with similar books published by for-profit book houses, the price is competitive. In the final analysis, the content of the text and quality of the writing more than justify its purchase.

I recommend this text to all interested in the study and practice of structural geology, especially interpreters using workstation or visualization technology.


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