Abstract

Given the state of homogeneous total strain or average total strain of a deformed unit, its stratigraphic thickness can be readily determined. The necessary theoretical development is presented herein, together with a general discussion of the necessary equations. It is shown that the practice of destraining lines of true thickness of deformed strata is theoretically sound only if the bedding surface is a principal plane of deformation.

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