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    Dip angle and direction of a plane described by 3 points

    I'm trying to make a model in excel which calculates the dip angle
    and direction (azimuth or bearing) of a plane descriped by 3 points in a coordinate
    system.
    The planned use is a quick-look geomodel where I would like to
    calculate formation dip based on the observation of a specific
    geological feature in three separate wells. The points where the
    well intersects the formation in each well is described by a UTM
    latitude/longitude and depth below a fixed datum. Point 1 (x1, y1,
    z1), point 2 (x2, y2, z2), point 3 (x3,y3, z3).
    By definition, the dip angle is perpendicular to the strike (a
    horizontal line through the plane) 0 degrees meaning a horizontal
    plane/90 degrees meaning a vertical plane, and the dip azimuth is
    the compass direction/bearing of the dip angle.
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    My guess is your post belongs in the University-level forum, as does mine, I think. Judging from the zero replies that we've got, .
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    Wink Thanks...

    Quote Originally Posted by Cifrocco View Post
    My guess is your post belongs in the University-level forum, as does mine, I think. Judging from the zero replies that we've got, .
    You are probably right! I just copied this post to the university level forum. We'll see if this will do...
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