Publication Year: 2008
Authors/Editor: de Boer, Poppe; Postma, George; van der Zwan, Kees; Burgess, Peter; and Kukla, Peter
Demonstrates how cross-fertilization between traditional field studies and analogue and numerical forward modelling expands our understanding of Earth-surface systems
Understanding basin-fill evolution and the origin of stratal architectures has traditionally been based on studies of outcrops, well and seismic data, studies of and inferences on qualitative geological processes, and to a lesser extent based on quantitative observations of modern and ancient sedimentary environments. Insight gained on the basis of these studies can increasingly be tested and extended through the application of numerical and analogue forward models.
Analogue and Numerical Modelling of Sedimentary Systems: From Understanding to Prediction