Articles | Volume 12, issue 9
Solid Earth, 12, 2041–2065, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/se-12-2041-2021
Solid Earth, 12, 2041–2065, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/se-12-2041-2021
Research article
 | Highlight paper
09 Sep 2021
Research article  | Highlight paper | 09 Sep 2021

Rheological stratification in impure rock salt during long-term creep: morphology, microstructure, and numerical models of multilayer folds in the Ocnele Mari salt mine, Romania

Marta Adamuszek et al.

Related authors

Failure mode transition in Opalinus Clay: a hydro-mechanical and microstructural perspective
Lisa Winhausen, Kavan Khaledi, Mohammadreza Jalali, Janos L. Urai, and Florian Amann
Solid Earth, 13, 901–915, https://doi.org/10.5194/se-13-901-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/se-13-901-2022, 2022
Short summary
Mechanical compaction mechanisms in the input sediments of the Sumatra Subduction Complex- insights from microstructural analysis of cores from IODP Expedition- 362
Sivaji Lahiri, Kitty L. Milliken, Peter Vrolijk, Guillaume Desbois, and Janos L. Urai
Solid Earth Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/se-2022-11,https://doi.org/10.5194/se-2022-11, 2022
Revised manuscript under review for SE
Short summary
Progressive veining during peridotite carbonation: insights from listvenites in Hole BT1B, Samail ophiolite (Oman)
Manuel D. Menzel, Janos L. Urai, Estibalitz Ukar, Thierry Decrausaz, and Marguerite Godard
Solid Earth Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/se-2021-152,https://doi.org/10.5194/se-2021-152, 2022
Revised manuscript under review for SE
Short summary
Investigating spatial heterogeneity within fracture networks using hierarchical clustering and graph distance metrics
Rahul Prabhakaran, Giovanni Bertotti, Janos Urai, and David Smeulders
Solid Earth, 12, 2159–2209, https://doi.org/10.5194/se-12-2159-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/se-12-2159-2021, 2021
Short summary
Micromechanisms leading to shear failure of Opalinus Clay in a triaxial test: a high-resolution BIB–SEM study
Lisa Winhausen, Jop Klaver, Joyce Schmatz, Guillaume Desbois, Janos L. Urai, Florian Amann, and Christophe Nussbaum
Solid Earth, 12, 2109–2126, https://doi.org/10.5194/se-12-2109-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/se-12-2109-2021, 2021
Short summary

Related subject area

Subject area: Tectonic plate interactions, magma genesis, and lithosphere deformation at all scales | Editorial team: Structural geology and tectonics, rock physics, experimental deformation | Discipline: Structural geology
Variscan structures and their control on latest to post-Variscan basin architecture: insights from the westernmost Bohemian Massif and southeastern Germany
Hamed Fazlikhani, Wolfgang Bauer, and Harald Stollhofen
Solid Earth, 13, 393–416, https://doi.org/10.5194/se-13-393-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/se-13-393-2022, 2022
Short summary
Multi-disciplinary characterizations of the BedrettoLab – a new underground geoscience research facility
Xiaodong Ma, Marian Hertrich, Florian Amann, Kai Bröker, Nima Gholizadeh Doonechaly, Valentin Gischig, Rebecca Hochreutener, Philipp Kästli, Hannes Krietsch, Michèle Marti, Barbara Nägeli, Morteza Nejati, Anne Obermann, Katrin Plenkers, Antonio P. Rinaldi, Alexis Shakas, Linus Villiger, Quinn Wenning, Alba Zappone, Falko Bethmann, Raymi Castilla, Francisco Seberto, Peter Meier, Thomas Driesner, Simon Loew, Hansruedi Maurer, Martin O. Saar, Stefan Wiemer, and Domenico Giardini
Solid Earth, 13, 301–322, https://doi.org/10.5194/se-13-301-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/se-13-301-2022, 2022
Short summary
Biotite supports long-range diffusive transport in dissolution–precipitation creep in halite through small porosity fluctuations
Berit Schwichtenberg, Florian Fusseis, Ian B. Butler, and Edward Andò
Solid Earth, 13, 41–64, https://doi.org/10.5194/se-13-41-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/se-13-41-2022, 2022
Short summary
De-risking the energy transition by quantifying the uncertainties in fault stability
David Healy and Stephen Paul Hicks
Solid Earth, 13, 15–39, https://doi.org/10.5194/se-13-15-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/se-13-15-2022, 2022
Short summary
Virtual field trip to the Esla Nappe (Cantabrian Zone, NW Spain): delivering traditional geological mapping skills remotely using real data
Manuel I. de Paz-Álvarez, Thomas G. Blenkinsop, David M. Buchs, George E. Gibbons, and Lesley Cherns
Solid Earth, 13, 1–14, https://doi.org/10.5194/se-13-1-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/se-13-1-2022, 2022
Short summary

Cited articles

Adamuszek, M. and Dabrowski, M.: Sinking of a fragmented anhydrite layer in rock salt, Tectonophysics, 20, 40–59, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tecto.2019.05.018, 2019. 
Adamuszek, M., Schmid, D. W., and Dabrowski, M.: Fold geometry toolbox – Automated determination of fold shae, shortening, and material properties, J. Struct. Geol., 33, 1406–1416, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jsg.2011.06.003, 2011. 
Adamuszek, M., Dabrowski, M., Schmalholz, S. M., Urai, J. L., and Raith, A.: Estimating Rheological Parameters of Anhydrite from Folded Evaporite sequences: Implications for Internal Dynamics of Salt Structure, in: EGU General Assembly Conference Abstracts, Austria, 9954, 2015. 
Adamuszek, M., Dabrowski, M., and Schmid, D. W.: Folder: A numerical tool to simulate the development of structures in layered media, J. Struct. Geol., 84, 85–101, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jsg.2016.01.001, 2016. 
Barker, C. E. and Pawlewicz, M. J.: Calculation of Vitrinite Reflectance from Thermal Histories and Peak Temperatures, in: Vitrinite Reflectance as a Maturity Parameter, Am. Chem. Soc., 570, 216–229, https://doi.org/10.1021/bk-1994-0570.ch014, 1994. 
Download
Short summary
We analyse folded multilayer sequences in the Ocnele Mari salt mine (Romania) to gain insight into the long-term rheological behaviour of rock salt. Our results indicate the large role of even a small number of impurities in the rock salt for its effective mechanical behaviour. We demonstrate how the development of folds that occur at various scales can be used to constrain the viscosity ratio in the deformed multilayer sequence.