Mathematical Representation of the Fracture Field in the Venetian Alps (NE Italy). Preliminary Results
We propose a simple model for understanding the apparently disordered pattern of lineaments observed on a LANDSAT-1 Frame of the Venetian Alps. The lines have been tested on the field for geological meaning. The number of lines observed is 4111. We have been able to recognize four principal modes, with a symmetrical pattern. The width of the distribution (σ) can be (a little) reduced by supposing a variation of the azimuth with the coordinates x and y. The resulting field of directions is represented in a suggestive way by integrating the differential equation implied in the formula ϑ= f (x, y). A deeper statistical test suggests that the pattern of four modes should be reduced to just two modes. We are carrying out more computations to test the significance of the model proposed with better resolution.
KeywordsFault Plane Rock Mechanics Principal Mode Fault Plane Solution Tectonic Stress Field
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