Section 4.4: Basin Analysis
Head of section: Prof. Dr. M. Scheck-Wenderoth
The focus of our research in Section 4.4 is on the geodynamic behaviour of sedimentary basins.
Sedimentary basins shape large parts of the Earth`s surface and contain the majority of fossile and renewable energy ressources, as well as groundwater reservoirs.
How are their origins, their developments and their internal deformations driven by various geodynamical boundary conditions?
For this type of analysis we have develope data-based numerical models, through which we can compute the pressure and temperature conditions in such basins.
Using those, we can then deduce important information useful for the extraction of resources from basins such as groundwater, hydrocarbons or deep geothermal reservoirs. In addition, we are investigating how sedimentary basins can be used for long term storage of materials. ...MORE