geology compass

MacArgon is for geologists interested in simulating argon age spectra

Get it with the  AppStore

See published papers for tips on how to use it. User group suggestions on developments and improvements welcomed. Report any apparent errors or omissions so we can fix them and upload a new version.


Selected references that use this program

Skewed orientation groups in scatter plots of earthquake fault plane solutions: Implications for extensional geometry at oceanic spreading centers
GS Lister, H Tkalčić, S McClusky, MA Forster
Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth 119 (3), 2055-2067

Boudinage of a stretching slablet implicated in earthquakes beneath the Hindu Kush
G Lister, B Kennett, S Richards, M Forster
Nature Geoscience 1 (3), 196-201

Two datasets to get you going
Download the zip files, unzip, and use.

1) a registered image - here
Notice the format of the image title
(this is a Mercator projection)

2) some recent earthquakes from the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory Global CMT project, in NDK format.