The scope of this project is quantifying the deformation of rocksalt and its influence on the structural evolution of fold and thrust belts. To achieve our goals, we will focus on the Romanian Carpathians and Transylvanian Basin. For more information, project updates and achievements, visit the project webpage.
During this #stayathome times, we are trying to make as many resources as possible available for the students and any geoscientist alike. As such we are in the process of uploading 3D outcrops and also creating useful geoscientific collections on Sketchfab.
Last week we had a visit from our friends from OMV Exploration. It was a great opportunity to discuss digital outcrop modelling workflows and how we extract structural data from these DOM’s in our research group.
Last week we had a nice visit from our Geology students from the Hungarian line of study. We discussed about the surface and sub-surface data interpretation, about structural restoration and forward modelling and mainly on the importance and use of Analogue Modelling in the understanding of deformation style.
It was great fun to have them here and looking forward to the next visit.
Had an amazing start of 2020 by attending the TSG conference in Hull, UK. I presented the challenges we face in the subsurface interpretation of a fold and thrust belts and how to get the best insights: an example from Eastern Carpathian Bend Zone, Romania.
In 2014 we set out on the footsteps of the famous geologist Ludovic Mrazec to try and understand the evolution of salt deformation in orogenic settings. His work was ground-breaking and far ahead of his time. If interested on the heritage of salt tectonics check out our paper: Understanding salt in orogenic settings: The evolution of ideas in the Romanian Carpathians http://doi.org/10.1306/0913171615517088