Tulane Sediment Dynamics and Quantitative Stratigraphy Group




 Tulane Sediment
Dynamics Laboratory

 TSDS Data


Kevin overlooking an experiment on
turbidity currents in the deepwater basin

Submarine channels offshore Borneo

Research Interests

Our research focuses on the transport of sediment from land through the ocean and into the stratigraphic record. Scales of interest range from the interaction of turbidity currents with channel bends over minutes to the construction and preservation of river deltas over millions of years. The sedimentary bodies that arise from these processes are home to millions of people, archives of past Earth conditions and reservoirs of natural resources. We examine the morphodynamics of these systems using a combination of remote sensing of subsurface sedimentary deposits (visualization and interpretation of seismic data), carefully designed laboratory experiments, field studies of modern and ancient sediment transport systems, and targeted numerical analysis and modeling.

Our group members aim to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion through, for example, engagement in community education, undergraduate student mentorship and research engagement, development of accessible open data platforms, and active involvement with EDI efforts including the American Geophysical Union Bridge Program. We strive to make our lab a welcoming and supportive environment, and we commit to spending time as a lab discussing how we can combat racism and marginalization.

Recent News

GRL publishes group effort
research on marsh-deltaic channel
interactions led by Sanks

Abdul Wahab wins Outstanding
Student Presentation Award from AGU

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