Regional Structural Geology

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Doel vak

This course invites students to explore beyond classic plate tectonics,
to assess different regional structural geologic settings, and to learn
practical skills in structural geology

Inhoud vak

Regional structural geology will focus on integrating different scale in
various structural geological settings. We will explore the coupling
between lithospheric processes, mantle dynamics, topographic expression
and its structural expression at the various scales, focussing on the
analysis of extensional, compressional as well as strike slip settings
in a number regional examples from around the world. The main course
content are summarised as follows: Extension modes, Extensional
settings, rifting modes, core complexes, passive margins,
ocean ridge dynamics, metamorphosis, ophiolites, Compressional
settings, subduction settings, Backarc, rollback, accretionary wedges,
orogens, foreland and fold and thrust-belts.


The overall scheme of the intensive course is designed as a combination
of different learning activities to help students learn the key concepts
and skills required for structural geology and tectonics, through an
introduction to the key questions, frontal lectures, class exercises and
reading assignments of selected primary literature on specific regional


Final written exam (E): 70%
Student presentations (Pres), practicals (Prac) and/or assignments (A):
Class participation: 10%

It is not possible to compensate one component with another.

Vereiste voorkennis

Tectoniek, Structurele Geologie A or similar courses


Required books:
- Structural Geology, by Haakon Fossen (2016), 2nd Edition. Cambridge
University Press.
- Earth Structure, An Introduction to Structural Geology and Tectonics,
Ben van der Pluijm and Stephen Marshak. WW Norton & Company, Second
Edition, 2004, ISBN 0-393-92467-

Links to primary and additional literature will be placed on Canvas.

Overige informatie

Regional structural geology focusses on integrating different scales in
various structural geological settings, exploring the interplay between
lithospheric processes, mantle dynamics, topographic expression and its
structural representation from the scale of orogens, basins, outcrops to

Aanbevolen voorkennis

Veldcursus vaste Aarde (Betics)

Algemene informatie

Vakcode AB_1212
Studiepunten 6 EC
Periode P3
Vakniveau 200
Onderwijstaal Engels
Faculteit Faculteit der Bètawetenschappen
Vakcoördinator dr. K. Ogata
Examinator dr. K. Ogata
Docenten dr. K. Ogata

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