Department of

Geosciences

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Our efforts focus on determining the fundamental mechanisms of deformation in the upper crust. Major research themes include relationships between folding and faulting, forward modeling and restoration of structures, critical-taper wedge mechanics and the tectonics of active mountain belts, particularly in California, the Andes, and Tien Shan mountains of western China. In addition, our work has important applications to petroleum structural geology, earthquake hazard assessment, and planetary geology.

Cretaceous-Tertiary contact south TianShan, photo by Gonzalez-Mieres R.

South Flan of Qilitak Anticline, photo by Gonzalez-Mieres R.

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Photo Gallery   of the Intern. Conf. on Theory and Application of Fault-Related Folding in Foreland Basins

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