Anticlinal Structure

 In this particular example the strata are both inclined and horizontal and the decending limb of the anticline is missing. Horizontal strata are apparent where interfaces between different color beds follow the contour lines. Where drainage ways intersect strata, the ridges form "v's", which in almost  all cases point down dip. Thus the strata can be seen to be nearly vertical on the left side of the photo and begin to lean to the right (or dip to the left) as the focus of attention moves form the left to the right. This "law of the "v's""is shown in the illustration (Hamblin & Howard, 1975). Home