Sediment Fractionation in turbidity currents
We just received notification that Chevron will be funding a set of experiments to be conducted in the deepwater basin housed in Tulane’s sediment
dynamics laboratory on fractionation of sediment in turbidity currents. The experiments will follow a pilot study performed in June on this subject.
The work is part of a collaboration with Colorado School of Mines (CSM) faculty member David Pyles and CSM PhD student Jane Stammer. We will be
looking at the hydrodynamic fractionation of minerals, grain sizes, and grain shapes in distributive deepwater environments.