• XP/Vista/Win7/Win8 (32 and 64 bit)
  • 10 GB hard disk space
  • 2 GB memory (RAM)


  • Win7/Win8 (32 and 64 bit)
  • 20 GB hard disk space
  • 4 GB memory (RAM)

Rosette Plots

version 6.0

Another widely used technique for representing orientations is called the Rosette. The conventional rosette begins with a horizontal plane, represented by the equatorial (outer) circle of the stereonet. A radial histogram (with arc segments instead of bars) is overlain on this circle, indicating the density of planes intersecting this horizontal surface. The radial orientation limits (azimuth) of the arc segments correspond to the range of strike of the plane or group of planes being represented by the segment. In other words, the rosette diagram is a radial histogram of strike density or frequency.

Note: Dips has removed the requirement that the base plane of the rosette be horizontal. The plane can be oriented at any orientation in space. The rosette then represents the apparent orientation of the lines of intersection between the base plane of the rosette and the planes in the data set.

A sample Rosette Plot


Rosette Options Dialog