Dictionary of Geotourism

2020 Edition
| Editors: Anze Chen, Young Ng, Erkuang Zhang, Mingzhong Tian

Dome Structure

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2538-0_533

A dome structure is a near-isometric anticlinal fold which is nearly round in plan view. The scale varies from very large (tens of kilometres long) to very small, and there are different causes of formation. In addition to the structural domes caused by structural deformation, there are also buried depositional domes, diapiric salt domes and diapiric magmatic domes. The study of domes can reveal the formation mechanism and process, which are important for developing theories related to the geologic processes over Earth’s history.

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