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Contact: Janet Lathrop
University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Modeling Fault Development in Clay

Caption: Cooke's UMass Amherst lab is one of only a handful worldwide to use a relatively new modeling technique that uses kaolin clay rather than sand to better understand the behavior of Earth's crust.

Credit: UMass Amherst

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