Quantitative Basin Analysis

PI(s): 
Garry Karner

Methodology for simulating basin stratigraphy and structure.

Over the last few years, there have been significant advances in our ability to describe and quantify the physical processes responsible for the development of sedimentary basins and how these processes operate over a wide range of spatial and temporal scales. This quantification offers the ability to investigate the interaction between tectonic, erosional, and sedimentary processes and how they determine basin architecture, sedimentary facies, and the stratigraphic stacking patterns that characterize basin systems. Karner and Driscoll have combined quantitative and isostatic basin modeling techniques with the principles of seismic sequence stratigraphy.