GEO 370Q GEO 370Q. Morphodynamics and Quantitative Stratigraphy. 3 Hours.
Explore numerical tools useful for quantitatively assessing sediment transport and stratigraphic development in sedimentary basins. Apply principles in fluid mechanics, sediment transport, and depositional mechanics to one-dimensional and quasi-two-dimensional numerical modeling of sediment morphodynamics in various depositional settings such as river deltas, carbonate platforms, and submarine fans. Develop geometrical and morphodynamic models as research tools to understand data collected from laboratory experiments and in the field. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Geological Sciences 370Q and 371C (Topic: Morphodynamics) may not both be counted. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.