Monthly Archives: January 2011

Folding and Faulting: The results of stress

Folding usually occurs rocks respond to stress by becoming permanently deformed without breaking,this is folding. Folding is most easily observed where flat layers of rock are under compression and are squeezed inward from the sides making the rock deformed but … Continue reading

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How the Crust is Deformed

  Predict isostatic adjustments that will result from changes in the thickness predict the earth’s crust and the way it forms. Isostasy is the balancing of two forces. As these isostatic adjustments occur,areas of the are bent up and down … Continue reading

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