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Journal of Structural Geology paper on displacement length scaling of brittle faults in ductile shear

Bernhard Grasemann, Ulrike Exner and Cornelius Tschegg published a new paper about "Displacement–length scaling of brittle faults in ductile shear" in the Journal of Structural Geology.

The study demonstrates cataclastic flow in brittle faults during ongoing ductile deformation of the host rocks. These structures record one of the greatest maximum displacement/length ratios reported from natural fault structures.

Grasemann, B., Exner, U., and Tschegg, C., 2011, Displacement–length scaling of brittle faults in ductile shear: Journal of Structural Geology, v. 33, no. 11, p. 1650-1661.

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