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2022-10-05 12:00
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The Dynamics of modern and ancient fluvial systems

  • Brandon McElroy, Associate Professor Geology & Geophysics at University Wyoming
  • 5 October 2022 at 12:00 h CET
  • Online & in person at GEO3BCN-CSIC
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Abstract

Understanding Earth’s past environments and their sedimentary record requires quantitative inverse models for sedimentary processes derived from modern environments and experiments. Within the context of fluvio-deltaic strata, it is currently possible to reconstruct a wide range of parameters detailing conditions in sediment transport networks as well as their broader environments. However, existing models have limited precision largely owing to substantial uncertainty in modern measurements. While it is possible to identify scales at which particular inverse models are best applied, enhancing predictive and explanatory power of these models requires better constrained modern relationships. Despite this rather gloomy picture, there are many questions that can be appropriately addressed connected to the application of sediment mass conservation. Specifically, I will address recently developed methods for gleaning information at scales from basin architecture to morphodynamic scales of bedforms, bars, and channels.

 
 

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