Movies of Relay Ramp Channel Steering Experiments

Channel steering by relay-ramp subsidence pattern
Video of laboratory experiment documenting evolution of channelized delta experiencing relay ramp relative subsidence pattern. Experiment includes four stages, where the rate of the tectonic tilting relative to the lateral migration rate of the channels varies between stages. Experiment was conducted in the Experimental Earthscape Facility (XES) at St. Anthony Falls Laboratory, University of Minnesota. More details of experiment can be found in manuscript:
Straub, K.M., Paola, C., Kim, W., and Sheets, B., 2013, Experimental investigation of sediment-dominated vs. tectonic-dominated sediment transport systems in subsiding basins, Journal of Sedimentary Research, v. 83, DOI: 10.2110/jsr.2013.91.

Last modified: 31 March 2018