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ANISOTROPIC SCALING OF TECTONIC STYLOLITES: A FOSSILIZED SIGNATURE OF THE STRESS FIELD (2010)

Vertical stylolites are pressure solution features, which are considered to be caused by horizontal tectonic loading, with the largest principal compressive stress being (sub-)parallel to the Earth's surface. In the present study we analyze the roughness of suchtectonic stylolites from two tectonic settings in southern Germany and northeastern Spain,aiming to investigate their scaling properties with respect to the stress during formation.
Reference:
JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH, VOL. 115, B06403, doi:10.1029/2009JB006649, 2010
Organization:
Tectonophysics, Institute of Geosciences, Johannes GutenbergUniversity, Mainz, Germany
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