Our research examines sediment transport, hydrology, basin evolution, and stratigraphy of lowland river systems, in order to understand how physical processes interact to shape the Earth’s surface, over modern to geological timescales. Our scientific approach combines data collected from targeted field studies, to build and validate numerical, time-and-space iterative model solutions. We are primarily focused on evaluating the morphodynamics and stratigraphic evolution of river systems, and this knowledge is used to analyze depositional history of large basins linked to lowland river systems, as well as manage evolving fluvial-deltaic landscapes and anthropogenic impacts.
Field survey of the Mississippi River at St. Francisville. Here the research group is approaching a densely vegetated island bar.
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.
Department of Geosciences
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Box 41053, Lubbock, TX 79409-1053.