USGS Bedform Sedimentology

David Rubin, United States Geological Survey

This site presents a collection of photographs, short movies, classifications, and computer-generated images for identifying various types of bedforms. Viewing of movies and 3D dynamic computer-modeled bedforms allows students to observe the creation, internal structure, and migration of bedforms through time. Photographs depict these processes in the real world. In addition, software for simulating ripple and dune bedforms and crossbedding is available for a free download. The site also features a paper about numerical forecasting and modeling techniques and their applications to sedimentology.

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Subject: Geoscience:Hydrology, Geology:Sedimentary Geology:Sedimentary Structures, Sediments and Sedimentary Rocks:Clastics
Resource Type: Datasets and Tools:Datasets, Audio/Visual:Animations/Video, Images/Illustrations, Computer Applications
Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16)
Sediments/Sedimentary Rocks: Clastics
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Sedimentary Geology, Hydrology/Hydrogeology, Teach the Earth:Teaching Topics:Water