GEO 390Q GEO 390Q. 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 390Q and 391 (Topic: Morphodynamics) may not both be counted. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.