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Editorial: Cutting-Edge Analogue Modeling Techniques Applied to Study Earth Systems
Frontiers in Earth Science
  • Christoph von Hagke, RWTH Aachen University
  • Jacqueline Reber, Iowa State University
  • Mélody Philippon, Université des Antilles
Document Type
Editorial
Publication Version
Published Version
Publication Date
10-1-2019
DOI
10.3389/feart.2019.00265
Abstract

Our understanding of Earth systems is built on field observations, geological and geophysical investigations and modeling. For over two hundred years, geologists are building analog models to test theories and understand the physics leading to field observations. Analog models do not aim to reproduce nature but rather to simplify the system so that parameters like geometry, kinematics, or dynamics can be isolated and investigated. Analog models allow to investigate complex three-dimensional problems at high-resolution. In addition to deciphering outcrop observations, analog models offer the opportunity to predict structures not accessible for direct observation. Analog models provide a full 4-D view of geological processes, allowing for investigating the time evolution of structures.

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This editorial is published as von Hagke, Christoph, Jacqueline E. Reber, and Mélody Philippon. "Cutting-Edge Analogue Modeling Techniques Applied to Study Earth Systems." Frontiers in Earth Science 7 (2019): 265. doi: 10.3389/feart.2019.00265.

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Christoph von Hagke, Jacqueline Reber and Mélody Philippon. "Editorial: Cutting-Edge Analogue Modeling Techniques Applied to Study Earth Systems" Frontiers in Earth Science Vol. 7 (2019) p. 265
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/jacqueline-reber/8/