TTU Sedimentology & Stratigraphy Group is headed by Dr. Jeffrey Nittrouer, Assistant Professor of Earth Science at TTU. The scientific research of the group includes geomorphology, hydrology, morphodynamics, and stratigraphy of modern and ancient sedimentary systems on planetary surfaces. The broad aims of the research group are to evaluate sediment transport properties to assess sediment accumulation patterns, and to infer linkages between modern sedimentary systems and the stratigraphic record.

The Selenga River delta, Lake Baikal,

The Selenga River delta, Lake Baikal, is a 30 million year old fan delta located in an active rift basin margin in Siberia. Here we explore the interactions between modern deltaic sedimentation and tectonics that affect basin stratigraphy.

If you have research and/or learning interests in Texas Tech University Sedimentology, please contact Jeff Nittrouer.  Email

What is Sedimentology?

Sedimentology encompasses the study of modern and ancient depositional systems, to evaluate the transport of sediment and production of stratigraphy. This information has application for evaluating rivers, deltas, coastal, and marine environments.

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