EPS116 - LAB - 2016

Schedule Labs and lab schedule will get updated for 2016!

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Lecture (265 McCone) Jan 22 Introduction & Techniques of Structural Geology
Lab 1 Jan 29 Describing 3-D Geometry: Strike, Dip, Trend, Plunge Handout (PDF, 3.0MB)
Lab 2

Feb 5

Quantifying 3-D Geometry: Stereonets Handout (PDF, 1.4MB)
Equal Angle Stereonet (PDF, 7.3MB)
Equal Area Stereonet (PDF, 1.6MB)
Stereonet programs
Lab 3 Feb 12 Visualizing 3-D Geometry: Cross Sections Handout (PDF, 656KB)
Lab 4  Feb 19 Stress, Traction, & Theoretical Failure Models Handout (PDF, 324KB)
Graph Paper
Lab 5 Feb 26 Testing Failure Models in the Sandbox Handout (PDF, 304KB)
Photos (39 Mb)
Data Spreadsheet
March 4 Midterm 1 -----------------------------------

Field Trip on Saturday

Lab 6 Field Trip 1

March 5

Moss Beach & Montara Beach Field Trip

Handout (PDF, 1.2 MB)
Lab 6 Write Up Mar 11 Kinematics of Folding and Faulting along the San Gregorio Fault Field Trip Write-Up Handout
Simpson et al., BSSA 1997
Tavarnelli,GSA 1998
Moss Beach Data Map
Moss Beach Map
Strike and Dip Data
Lab 7
March 18

Cross Section Restoration

No Lab March 25 Spring Break -----------------------------------
Reading April 1 Optional Reading Marin Headlands Field Trip Meneghini and Moore (GSAB, 2007)
Elder NPS

Field Trip on Saturday

Lab 8 Field Trip 2

April 2 Marin Headlands Handout (PDF, 1.4 MB)
Lab 8 Write Up
April 8 Subduction Deformation in the Franciscan Accretionary Complex
Chevron Fold Data
Lab 9 April 15 Quantifying Strain 2: Strain Analysis Handout (PDF, 2.4 MB)
Marshak & Mitra section (JPG, 812 K)
Fry Method Image 1 (JPG, 828 K)
Fry Method Image 2 (JPG, 828 K)
Rf/Phi Image (JPG, 1.8MB)
Rf/phi Spreadsheet (Excel, 500k)
April 22 Midterm 2
Lab 10
April 29 Rheology
Handout (PDF, 2.6 MB)



Lab assignments will allow you to practice skills useful in solving problems in structural geology. In addition, they will force you think critically about the given information and synthesize it accordingly.


While we encourage you to work together on lab assignments, collaboration is not the same as copying or being given answers. We trust that you will use your best academic judgment to ensure that each student gets as much out of the lab assignments as possible. When working together, strive to "teach" each other. Please remember the Berkeley honor code "As a member of the UC Berkeley community, I act with honesty, integrity, and respect for others."


page last updated February 17, 2016