Distinguished Faculty Lecture Series
Water, Pore Fluid Pressure, and 30 Degrees:
All You Need to Know to Understand Rock Deformation
Dr. Charles M. Onasch
Professor, Department of Geology
Director, School of Earth, Environment, and Society
March 26, 2015 - 4p - 5p - 206 BTSU
Deformation of rocks in the Earth’s crust occurs by a number of
complex physical and chemical processes. Furthermore, many of these
processes are intimately interrelated in both space and time. Despite
the daunting complexity, the majority of all rock deformation can be
understood with just three simple concepts: water, pore fluid
pressure, and 30o. This talk will explain each of these and
demonstrate how they can be applied to understand natural rock
Ohio and the Appalachians.
Admission is free and open to the public. A reception will follow the lecture.