Is it useful to be able to calculate the direction of tectonic features?

The answer is yes! When the most likely and most active tectonic alignment can be predicted mathematically, money can be saved and money can be earned by making use of the predictive qualities of calculations instead of rather random or intuitive research, often with expensive drilling equipment or hiring expensive experts etc. Here is one example from the Snæfellsnes Peninsula in Iceland:

Snæfellsnes - formula

The fault found is marked with red, and calculated tectonic direction is drawn with black line. They obviously fit together.

Whereas tectonic features can be predicted and compared with the Convection Cell Model, hopefully this will help avoiding the waste of money and make geological research more effective in the future.

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