University of Leeds
The Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Leeds has been a member of the Academic Software InitiativeTM (ASI) since April 2009, not long after the ASI was launched. They initially opted for 12 free licenses of the Move Suite which increased to 25 and then to 50 in their latest renewal.
In the first year they had Move the main usage focussed on MSc teaching and MSc and PhD dissertations and field projects. Using 2DMove for standard restoration was the main workflow being used with use of the Move application for field based data.
Currently, the Move suite forms a cornerstone for both teaching and research projects in the MSc Structural Geology with Geophysics. 2DMove restorations, and increasingly 3D model building, has been integrated into both theoretical aspects of the course and into the fieldwork in SW England and the Spanish Pyrenees. The software also forms an important element of many of the dissertations.
Dr Douglas Paton, Lecturer at the University of Leeds, commented "we are particularly grateful to Midland Valley for providing a full complement of licences for our new 32 dual-headed Specialised MSc Computing lab and 3D Visualisation Seminar room which makes a fantastic learning environment for both taught and research students. We are also looking forward to be being able to offer Move licences to individual students on the MSc course next year so they can continue to work off-campus".
In addition, on the teaching side for undergraduates, the teaching material provided presents an excellent introduction to geological structures in 3D, a skill that is often difficult to teach without such material. A teaching grant from the Geography, Earth and Environment Sciences Subject Centre will hopefully integrate the material into the teaching.
The Department is looking at expanding the use of Move to include more field classes as well as for undergraduate restoration exercises.
PhD research continues to make use of both the restoration and model building components of Move.
Mechanical stratigraphy and fault linkage in Greece.
Role of fault sealing in compressional faults in the Qaidam Basin, China.
The pictures show an example of fault architecture analysis by integrating surface and subsurface data.
Abundant surface information of Lenghu area could be for by interpretating high resolution google image, especially fault distribution. By combining surface information (google image interpretation) and subsurface data (seismic interpretation), information of fault architecture could be identified. Regional scale restorations have also been undertaken to estimate basin scale shortening amounts.
- 4D Understanding of the evolution of the Penal/Barrackpore Anticline, southern Sub-basin, Trinidad.
General restoration of sub-thrust plays.
- The evolution of the Morondava Basin, Madagascar.
Structural restoration of interpretational model. After removal of fault displacement and flattening the top of the Upper Sakamena horizon; Significant fault displacements can still be seen on the middle and Lower Sakamena horizons. Indicates faulting was taking place before deposition of the Upper Sakamena. After decompaction of the Upper Sakemena and removal of fault displacement on the Middle Sakamena; Most displacement on the Lower Dakamena and Sakoa is also removed, only small residual amounts remain. Results indicate a phase of major extensional faulting took place from Early to Mid Triassic.
- 3D interpretation of channel-levee systems: understanding channel interaction with structures within the deep water fold belt of the Upper Amazon Fan.
- The role of inversion in modifying basin evolution: an example of southern England, Wytch Farm.
- Seismic interpretation of an extensional regime in NW Borneo.
- Structural interpretation and hydrocarbon potential of an anticlinal structure in block X, Nigeria.
- Regional tectonic development within the Cantabrian fault zone: complex inversion tectonics.
- The Structural Geology of the Loei-Phetchabun Fold Belt, NE Thailand.
- Salt Evolution in the South Arne Field (Danish Central North Sea).
- Listric faulting and relay-ramp development within the Poznan-Kalisz Fault Zone (NW Poland) validates conventional analogues.
- East Java Sea Basin - Hydrocarbon Prospectivity.
- Analysis of the Fault System at Westward Ho! Using field data to extend the fault model and compare with seismic scale investigations.
Structural Evolution of the Cantabrian coast.
Thrust Fault Evolution and Hydrocarbon Sealing Behavior, Qaidam Basin, China. Yangwen Pei, R. Knipe, D. Paton, Tectonics Studies Group, 2011.
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