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Forward and Inverse Modeling the Neogene Evolution of the NJ Continental Margin Based on Results from IODP EXP 313

Lead PI: Dr. Gregory Stuart Mountain , Dr. Michael S. Steckler

Unit Affiliation: Marine Geology & Geophysics, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO)

April 2010 - October 2012
Inactive
Atlantic Ocean ; New Jersey ; United States
Project Type: Research

DESCRIPTION: The project will examine three cores from three holes drilled off the coast of New Jersey to determine: 1) the date of late Paleogene-Neogene despositional sequences; 2) the corresponding amplitudes, rates, and mechanisms of sea level change; 3) sequence stratigraphic facies models to predict despostional environments, sediment compositions, and stratal geometries in response to sea level change. This will be done by performing numerical backstripping and running a forward stratigraphic model.

SPONSOR:

Consortium for Ocean Leadership

ORIGINATING SPONSOR:

National Science Foundation

FUNDED AMOUNT:

$13,846

EXTERNAL COLLABORATORS:

Consortium for Ocean Leadership

KEYWORDS

drilling ship ocean and climate physics cores sediment stratigraphic model sea level

THEMES

Earth fundamentals