The shape of single-layer folds at small but finite amplitude

Raymond C. Fletcher

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An analytical approximation for the folding of a single viscous layer at small but finite limb-dip is used to evaluate fold shape up to limb-dips of 20°-30°. For ratios of medium viscosity to layer viscosity smaller than about 0.2 folds in the wavelength/thickness range of 4-15 develop a nearly parallel form.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)77-87
Number of pages11
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Nov 10 1979

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geophysics
  • Earth-Surface Processes


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