Virtual Tour

The virtual tour of the Ibero-Armorican orocline presented herein is based on five animations, four 3D virtual reality representations and one film. These media types were chosen to illustrate the kinematic history and the mechanisms responsible for the arc’s development.

In this section we present two animations showing how paleomagnetic data (animation 1) and joint patterns (animation 2) have been used to constrain the timing of orocline development. Animations 3 and 4 are dynamic presentations of Late Carboniferous to Early Permian post-orogenic Iberian magmatism and the distribution of these intrusions within the developing orocline. Animation 5 shows an interpretation of the global-scale mechanisms that drove formation of the Ibero-Armorican orocline, and which involves the evolution and geometry of Pangea.

The virtual reality 3D video presents some of the results of analogue modelling experiments of oroclinal buckling carried out in the Deformation laboratory of Goethe University, Frankfurt (Germany). Video 1 is a film that synthesizes our experimental results, and which documents the evolution of our experiments