Tulane Sediment Dynamics and Quantitative Stratigraphy Group




 Tulane Sediment
Dynamics Laboratory

 TSDS Data


Matt and Qi with a Freeze Core
Panel of Experimental Stratigraphy

Submarine channels offshore Borneo

Research Interests

Our research focuses on the transport of sediment from land through the ocean and into the stratigraphic record. Scales of interest range from the interaction of turbidity currents with channel bends over minutes to the construction and preservation of river deltas over millions of years. The sedimentary bodies that arise from these processes are home to millions of people, archives of past Earth conditions and reservoirs of natural resources. We examine the morphodynamics of these systems using a combination of remote sensing of subsurface sedimentary deposits (visualization and interpretation of seismic data), carefully designed laboratory experiments, field studies of modern and ancient sediment transport systems, and targeted numerical analysis and modeling.

Recent News

Paola et al. review of time in stratigraphy published
in Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences

Geology publishes Li et al. work
on erosional signal propagation

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