VUME Upper Mantle of the Earth

Paleo-Transform Faults

Fabric development in the mantle section of a paleotransform fault effects on ophiolite obduction.
On-land exposures of fracture zone related ophiolites provide a good opportunity to compare rocks and structures of the paleo-transform fault systems with the observations from the Deep Sea Drilling Project (DSDP) and the Ocean Drilling Program (ODP).
These comparisons are essential to obtain new information on the kinematics and mechanisms of deformation within oceanic fracture zones.