A simple application of stereographic projection in the measurement of stratigraphic thickness

Abdel Rahman Fowler, Waheed Hashem

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Abstract

A simple method for calculating the true stratigraphic thickness of beds measured indirectly using tape and compass along sloping transects oblique to the bedding strike is described. This method minimizes the need for complex trigonometric formulae that otherwise need to be adapted to different arrangements of bedding dip direction and traverse slope direction. The method is equally useful in calculating the true thickness of stratigraphic units penetrated in boreholes, and data collected from road cuttings oblique to the strike of beds.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)180-183
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Structural Geology
Volume54
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2013

Keywords

  • Stereographic projection
  • Stratigraphic thickness measurement
  • Tape-and-compass traverse

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geology

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