26 September 2014

Friday fold: passively folded marble

Posted by Callan Bentley

It’s Friday!

Here’s Baxter, last Friday, in Athens, Greece. He’s checking out some folds in the marble that’s everywhere in that city:


This is a lovely example of passive folding, where all the rock layers being folded have about the same viscosity (low viscosity contrast between layers). No buckling, as a result…


Enjoy the weekend, hopefully passively!