Geology - True Dip and Apparent Dip

Application: Exploration and Geology

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Geology - True Dip and Apparent Dip

Summary

An interactive tool for determination of true dip from apparent dip, or vice versa, on a vertical section.

Notes on Geology - True Dip and Apparent Dip

  • Tool determines true dip from apparent dip on a vertical section, or vice versa.
  • To calculate True Dip, set Select Calculation to "true dip" and define Apparent Dip, Section Azimuth and Dip Azimuth.
  • To calculate Apparent Dip, set Select Calculation to "apparent dip" and define Section Azimuth, Dip Azimuth and True Dip.
  • 0 < Apparent Dip < 90 degrees (+ve down from horizontal)
  • 0 < Section Azimuth < 360 degrees (+ve clockwise from North)
  • 0 < Dip Azimuth < 360 degrees (+ve clockwise from North)
  • 0 < True Dip < 90 degrees (+ve down from horizontal)

Tool Parameters

Values displayed with a may be changed ... click on a value to display an entry form ... or use the arrows right of a value to select from a list.

Tool Behaviour

This tool exhibits spreadsheet-like behaviour ... change a value and related values are re-calculated automatically.

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