Fault Growth by Segment Linkage: an Explanation for Scatter in Maximum Displacement and Trace Length Data from the Canyonlands Grabens of SE Utah: Reply
Journal of Structural Geology
The main aim of the discussion by McGill et al. is to clarify the geometry of the grabens in the Needles District of the Canyonlands National Park, Utah. The motivation for this paper is based on statements in Cartwright et al. (1995, 1996) pertaining to our interpretation of the cross-sectional geometry of the bounding faults of the grabens in this area, and the paper sets out to correct the record with regard to the conflicting views of these and earlier interpretations (by numerous authors). McGill et al. are certainly justified in correcting the impression given by Cartwright et al., 1995 J.A. Cartwright, B.D. Trudgill and C.S. Mansfield, Fault growth by segment linkage—an explanation for scatter in maximum displacement and trace length data from the Canyonlands grabens of SE Utah, Journal of Structural Geology 17 (1995), pp. 1319–1326. Article | PDF (953 K) | View Record in Scopus | Cited By in Scopus (202)Cartwright et al. (1995, 1996), that no structural intersections between pairs of graben-bounding faults could be observed in this area, although we would not agree that the pendulum of this complex interpretation has swung completely and exclusively back towards intersection at top evaporites or shallower.
Cartwright, J., Trudgill, B., & Mansfield, C. (2000). Fault growth by segment linkage: an explanation for scatter in maximum displacement and trace length data from the Canyonlands grabens of SE Utah: Reply. Journal of Structural Geology, 22(1), 141-143. doi:10.1016/S0191-8141(99)00135-2