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James Petersen
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James Petersen
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FIGURE 12.19 Multiple cross-cutting joint sets are visible in this aerial view of part of the Colorado Plateau.

With north at the top of this photo, what directions do the two most apparent joint sets trend?

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The trend of the two most apparent joint sets in the attached figure.

Explanation

Since the joints are places for the concentrated weathering, the special patterns of joints strongly control the appearance of the developing landforms and landscapes. The multiple joints that are parallel to each other form a joint set, and the two joint sets cross each other at an angle...

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