Structural geology – theoretic foundations

Information modeling of rock structures by means of the event bush method

Although there exist abundant physical and mathematical models relating the stress in the lithosphere to the resulting deformation of rocks and geological structures, these models pertain either to the basic features that are hard to use in deciphering complex structures, or to some specific deformation scenarios whose position in a family of alike scenarios remains unclear. Interpretation of the striking majority of complex geologic structures is being done by geologists largely intuitively both in and after the field. This urges us to create a model of information domain of structural geology that allows, at a reasonable level of generalization, to track any, whatever complicated, scenario of rock deformation and structure genesis, is strict enough to be convertible in physical and mathematical models covering particular scenarios, and well-rooted in this qualitative thinking to make such environment usable in regional geological studies and mapping campaigns. This model is being created by the means of the method of event bush.

The research is performed in collaboration with Vladimir Anokhin, Institute of Limnology, Russian Academy of Sciences, and Biju Longhinos,  University College Trivandrum, India.


Summit caldera lake at Tianchi Volcano, China/North Korea. Photo by Cyril Pshenichny