Definition: Stepover or Relay Ramp in Normal Fault Zones
Stepover or Relay Ramp in Normal Fault Zones
Stepover or relay ramps are a type of displacement transfer structure between overlapping normal fault segments. Multiple intersections between the overlapping fault strands results in increased fracture density that enhances hydrothermal fluid flow.
- James E. Faulds,Nicholas H. Hinz,Mark F. Coolbaugh,Patricia H. Cashman,Christopher Kratt,Gregory Dering,Joel Edwards,Brett Mayhew,Holly McLachlan. 2011. Assessment of Favorable Structural Settings of Geothermal Systems in the Great Basin, Western USA. In: Transactions. GRC Anual Meeting; 2011/10/23; San Diego, CA. Davis, CA: Geothermal Resources Council; p. 777–783