ANALYSIS OF STRUCTURAL ORIENTATION DATA IN SPACE AND TIME
We present the initial results of an on-going software development project aimed at enhanced visualization of stereonets. Our application, called "TempoNet," permits analysis of orientation data as it changes with time. Applications include the real-time monitoring of first motions, restoration of folded and tilted strata or fabrics, and forward modeling of the effects of deformation on sets of oriented lines and planes.
We anticipate that TempoNet will help researchers to recognize patterns of structural orientations that emerge sequentially, and help students to better understand the significance of spatial data in the evolution of structures.