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This publication describes the tools used to build normal circulate versions (GCMs) of the ambience, and the way such versions practice in purposes on the subject of the true weather and environmental platforms. half 1 summarizes the actual methods concerned; half 2 covers atmospheric constructions; half three outlines uncomplicated steps for developing GCMs. contains an appendix with simple information and mathematical formulae to permit readers to build GCMs for themselves.

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In both the Vredefort Dome and Witwatersrand Basin, several generations of breccias have been observed – admittedly quite rarely. 02 Ga (Lana et al. 2003a,b). Multiple generations of breccias are also known from the large-scale bedding-plane parallel fault zones of the Witwatersrand basin (Killick and Reimold 1990 – a sample from Elandsrand gold mine); other samples with crosscutting relationships between various generations of breccia were recently obtained from mine geologists on Elandsrand Gold Mine, and some examples are shown in Figure 8.

This is in marked contrast to tectonic friction melts that typically occur in fault or mylonite zones up to several orders of magnitude wider than the melts themselves. Finally, Gibson and Reimold (2001b, 2004) documented increasing shock effects on a mm-scale adjacent to several thin breccias, which suggests that the breccias are sites of localized shock pressure “spikes”. Recent modeling of shock wave propagation in heterogeneous media has shown similar P spikes up to 2 to 3 times the background shock P.

2003), and they occupy cataclastic fault zones that display a consistent dip inwards towards the center of the Vredefort Structure and that have consistent normal dip-slip sense of movement (Killick, 1993). ) but they are still subordinate within fault zones that are considerably wider, like tectonic pseudotachylites. , Reimold and Colliston (1994; see also Reimold et al. 1999b). We conclude that these breccias are likely the result of the collapse of the Vredefort impact crater during the crater modification phase; they comprise, in part, true pseudotachylites, besides much cataclastic and ultramylonitic material.

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