The ocean-sediment system and stratigraphic modeling in large basins..

Haupt, B.J. and Stattegger, Karl (1999) The ocean-sediment system and stratigraphic modeling in large basins.. In: Numerical Experiments in Stratigraphy: Recent Advances in Stratigraphic and Sedimentologic Computer Simulations. . SEPM Special Publication, 62 . SEPM Society for Sedimentary Geology, pp. 313-321. DOI 10.2110/pec.99.62.0323.

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Abstract

The new three-dimensional sedimentation model sedlob (SEDimentation in Large Ocean Basins) is used to simulate the climatically driven Quaternary sedimentation history of the northern North Atlantic. The forward model sedlob is driven by the thermohaline oceanic circulation and coupled to an ocean general-circulation model. Glacial and interglacial periods produce distinct basinwide sediment accumulation patterns that are strongly influenced by the prescribed sediment input and its physical properties. Taking into account the stratigraphic succession of glacial and interglacial time periods measured in sediment cores with high precision, it is possible to stack the typical sedimentation patterns to a climatically induced sediment fill of an ocean basin. Examples with maps and synthetic cross sections are presented for the northern North Atlantic using stratigraphic data from sediment cores covering the last 2.62 m.y.

Document Type: Book chapter
Research affiliation: Kiel University
Refereed: Yes
DOI etc.: 10.2110/pec.99.62.0323
Date Deposited: 30 Jan 2017 10:36
Last Modified: 30 Jan 2017 10:36
URI: http://oceanrep.geomar.de/id/eprint/35604

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