EPS116 - Structural Geology and Tectonics

Spring 2016

CCN: 19054
URL: www.seismo.berkeley.edu/~burgmann/EPS116

This class introduces students to geologic structures, their classification, their geometry, and their mechanics. Emphasis is put on the origins of geologic structures, their genetic relation to stress fields and their use as kinematic indicators. Laboratory exercises will focus on the analysis of field data and on the application of continuum mechanics to the interpretation and understanding of geologic structures. Laboratory sections will include the use of computers, as well as two field trips to observe geologic structures.

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EPS 116 Instructors

 Roland Bürgmann
burgmann AT seismo.berkeley.edu
389 McCone Hall
Office Hours: Th 3-4 PM

GSI: Marissa Tremblay
mtremblay AT berkeley.edu
GSI:  Chris Johnson
c.w.johnson AT berkeley.edu

Office Hours:
Chris: T 3-4 PM in 289 McCone
Marissa: W 12-1 PM 413 McCone

Class Schedule

Lecture: MW 11 to 12 AM, 265 McCone

Laboratory: Friday 11 AM - 1 PM, 325 McCone


  • Monday April 25: Submit an outline of your research project proposals (bullet points for each proposal section, see lecture slides more info)
  • Final Course Project (Download Project Info )
  • Please remember, the second midterm is on April 22.
  • Download copies of various animations I used in lecture. (33Mb tar file!)
  • Download a copy of all your questions submitted to date.
  • Our required text book is the 2nd edition of : Twiss, R.J. and Moores, E.M., Structural Geology, New York, NY: W.H. Freeman, 2nd Edition (2006) 0-7167-4951-3. [NOT 1st edition]. available at the Cal Student Store.
  • Not required, but potentially useful:
    • Marshak, S. and Mitra, G., Basic Methods of Structural Geology, 1998.
    • Allmendinger, R. W., N. Cardozo, and D. M. Fisher, Structural geology algorithms: vectors and tensors , Cambridge University Press, New York, 2012.

    Welcome to EPS 116 - Structural Geology and Tectonics at UC Berkeley. This is a course taught at the Department of Earth and Planetary Science

page last updated April 18, 2016