Structural investigations in the Scandinavian Caledonides lead to the conclusion that, in areas of complex tectonic history, while beta intersections may have orientations that are random with respect to directions of tectonic movement, they nevertheless have certain probable and characteristicpatterns. Three possibilities are presented and discussed--superposed deformation by flexural slip, superposed folding by non-affine slip, and slight flexural folding with nearly horizontal lamination.

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