Implications of scaling relationships for relay ramps: Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, SE Utah
Relay ramps are unbroken bedding surfaces that develop between the two overlapping tips of similarly dipping normal faults. Breached relay ramps form when the overlapping faults propagate and link, abandoning the relay ramp. The question of whether a scaling relationship exists between the parameters that define relay ramps and the possibility of those ramps being breached was studied in detail in Arches and Canyonlands National Parks. Extensive field mapping and measurement of each individual, measurable fault and its defining parameters in the Delicate Arch Relay Ramp area has been undertaken ...
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