Though the deep marine environment (below the continental shelf break) contains some of the most extensive and complete deposits on Earth, there are few process-based approaches for modelling the development of deep marine stratigraphy. Charlie Shobe's project at the GFZ, funded by an EU Marie Curie fellowship, focuses on building an efficient model for deep marine sediment transport and deposition. Coupling the new deep marine model with existing shallow marine and terrestrial model components will enable inversion of deep marine stratigraphy to extract past perturbations to passive continental margin landscapes.

Project investigators: Charlie Shobe, Jean Braun

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