Campus Units

Geological and Atmospheric Sciences

Document Type

Editorial

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

10-2019

Journal or Book Title

Frontiers in Earth Science

Volume

7

First Page

265

DOI

10.3389/feart.2019.00265

Abstract

Our understanding of Earth systems is built on field observations, geological and geophysical investigations and modeling. For over two hundred years, geologists are building analog models to test theories and understand the physics leading to field observations. Analog models do not aim to reproduce nature but rather to simplify the system so that parameters like geometry, kinematics, or dynamics can be isolated and investigated. Analog models allow to investigate complex three-dimensional problems at high-resolution. In addition to deciphering outcrop observations, analog models offer the opportunity to predict structures not accessible for direct observation. Analog models provide a full 4-D view of geological processes, allowing for investigating the time evolution of structures.

Comments

This editorial is published as von Hagke, Christoph, Jacqueline E. Reber, and Mélody Philippon. "Cutting-Edge Analogue Modeling Techniques Applied to Study Earth Systems." Frontiers in Earth Science 7 (2019): 265. doi: 10.3389/feart.2019.00265.

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von Hagke, Reber and Philippon

Language

en

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