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G & G research in three-dimensional modeling of geologic frameworks

Three-dimensional modeling of geologic frameworks offers powerful visualization and analyses of complexly deformed and faulted sediment-filled basins and other regional subsurface geologic features. Research includes studies for groundwater systems, mineral resources, oil, gas, gas storage, hazard analyses, and much more... Examples of 3-D modelling reserach includes:

Graymer, R.W., Ponce, D.A., Jachens, R.C., Simpson, R.W., Phelps, G.A., and Wentworth, C.M., 2005, Three-dimensional geologic map of the Hayward fault, northern California: Correlation of rock units with variations in seismicity, creep rate, and fault dip: Geology, v. 33, no. 6, p. 521- 524.

Click here to see a description of a completed/retired research project involving 3-D geologic mapping in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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