Digital image correlation data and orthophotos from lithospheric-scale analogue experiments of orthogonal extension followed by shortening

  • Anindita Samsu (Creator)
  • Weronika Gorczyk (Creator)
  • Timothy Chris Schmid (Creator)
  • Peter Graham Betts (Creator)
  • Alexander Ramsay Cruden (Creator)
  • Eleanor Morton (Creator)
  • Fatemeh Amirpoorsaeed (Creator)



This dataset includes the results of 5 lithospheric-scale, brittle-ductile analogue experiments of extension and subsequent shortening performed at the Geodynamic Modelling Laboratory at Monash University (Melbourne, Australia). Here we investigated (1) the influence of the mechanical stratification of the model layers on rift basins during extension and (2) the influence of these basins on shortening-related structures. This dataset consists of images and movies that illustrate the evolution of topography (i.e., model surface height) and cumulative and incremental axial strain during the experiments. Topography and strain measures were obtained using digital image correlation (DIC) which was applied to sequential images of the model surface. This dataset also includes orthophotos (i.e., orthorectified images) of the model surface, overlain with fault traces and basins that were interpreted using QGIS. The experiments are described in detail in Samsu et al. (submitted to Solid Earth), to which this dataset is supplementary.
Date made available2023
PublisherGFZ Data Services

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