Submarine Massflow Sedimentation

Computer Modelling and Basin-Fill Stratigraphy

  • Authors
  • Tore M. Løseth

Part of the Lecture Notes in Earth Sciences book series (LNEARTH, volume 82)

About this book


Turbidite sandstone successions are common elements of the stratigraphic content of sedimentary basins, and are important hydrocarbon reservoirs in many parts of the world. This book addresses the important issue of mass-flow sedimentation modelling in the framework of basin-fill dynamics and sequence stratigraphy. The proposed computer algorithm, based on the slope instability criterion and DEMOSTRAT's diffusion equation, can be used to predict the timing and spatial effects of mass-flow sedimentation in a sedimentary basin under conditions specified by the modeller. This volume is for researchers, lecturers and postgraduate students. It will be of particular interest to petroleum geologists and those working for oil companies concerned with exploration of deep-marine siliciclastic successions for hydrocarbon reserves.


Sediment Sedimentation Turbidite evolution modelling sequence stratigraphy stratigraphic modelling. - massflow. - computer model. - stratigraphy

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-65057-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-49700-4
  • Series Print ISSN 0930-0317
  • Series Online ISSN 1613-2580
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