Sedimentation Models

Compiled by Jeff Crabaugh at Carleton College (SERC) and the University of Wyoming

Models of Clastic Sedimentation and Stratigraphy

Origins of Ocean Floor Sediments (more info) This visualization shows three different sources of marine sedimentation from three different source areas; coastal, sea floor, and hydrothermal vent systems. Clicking on each image brings up particular examples how how terrigenous, biogenous, and inorganic or 'hydregenous' sediments are formed and delivered to the ocean floor.

Landscape Instability in an Experimental Drainage Basin. (more info) Animations of a physical model and associated numerical model investigating the stability of eroding drainage basins under conditions of constant climate and uplift. This work was conducted by Les Hasbargen at the National Center for Earth Surface Dynamics (NCED) (, University of Minnesota.

Models of Carbonate Sedimentation and Stratigraphy

Stratigraphic Modeling of Carbonate and Clastic Sedimentary Basins. (more info) Website of Christopher G. St. C. Kendall at the University of South Carolina, this website contains numerous still images and interactive animations of sedimentary basin filling, as well as a 'chalktalk' video lecture on the relation of stratigraphic geometry and sea-level change.