Published by means of the yank Geophysical Union as a part of the Geophysical Monograph sequence, quantity 113.
This quantity deals a pattern of the variety of analysis on faults and fluid stream within the overdue Nineteen Nineties. It describes certain floor and subsurface characterization of fault-zone constitution and diagenesis with implications for hydrology and petroleum geology; the function of faults in geothermal platforms; laboratory experiences of rock mechanics, permeability, and geochemistry of faults and fault rocks; and mathematical modeling of fluid circulation via faulted and fractured rocks.
The such a lot remarkable and beautiful characteristic of the quantity, in addition to the final study subject of faults and subsurface fluid stream, is its interdiscplinary nature. The authors are drawn from the fields of structural geology, engineering geology, geohydrology and hydrogeology, sedimentology, petroleum geology, geothermal geology, rock mechanics, and geochemistry. Likewise, the emphasis on faults instead of easy open fractures increases matters now not addressed in a lot of the literature on circulation via fractured rocks. even supposing faults are one of those fracture and semantics can confuse the problem, faults are in general extra complex than the easy fractures which are the point of interest of so much paintings in fractured rock hydrology. so much significantly, faults may have very huge displacements (up to many kilometers) and increase complex tectonic materials, gouge zones, and juxtaposition of rocks or sediments of other types.