Supporting this effort will require innovative funding mechanisms that emphasize collaboration among federal agencies, industry, and the academic community and that link disciplinary research programs related to sedimentary basins.
For this work the panel makes the following recommendations. Development of a Comprehensive Set of Basin Models. They are pervasive on Earth and form in response to complex geologic processes. Examples of important efforts would include collaborative special sessions and research conferences, joint industry- Page 4 Share Cite Suggested Citation: Role of Scientific Societies.
Strategies for this modeling effort should focus on improved characterization of basin materials over all length scales; strengthened efforts to collect and archive subsurface data on sedimentary basins; refined theoretical understanding of the processes that modify basins through geologic time, including mantle convection and plate tectonics, subsurface porous flow of fluids, and the thermodynamics of reactions among fluids, minerals, and biomass at depth; and synthesis and linking of existing models to form a comprehensive yet flexible set of models for describing the formation and evolution of sedimentary basins.
Utilizing this information in the broad context of plate tectonics, there are now great opportunities for multidisciplinary research on sedimentary basins touching on a wide range of fundamental problems in the earth sciences. Much of their effort is focused on understanding and predicting basin formation within the framework of plate tectonics and mantle convection; hydrocarbon generation and migration during basin evolution; present and historic ground-water flow and chemical transport; changes in basin fill and thermal evolution with tectonic environment; spatial and temporal variations of subsurface porosity and permeability; and the record of tectonics, climate, and sea-level change preserved in sedimentary basins.
Data for Basin Research. The Dynamics of Sedimentary Basins.
Cutbacks in industrial support for research, coupled with declining federal budgets, present significant challenges for developing a strong research agenda for basin studies.
Known as sedimentary basins, these features come in many shapes and sizes. A diverse and substantial body of information was collected through massive investments by the petroleum industry, and it is unlikely that data gathering on this scale will ever be repeated for sedimentary basins in the United States.
For intellectual and economic reasons, research on sedimentary basins is at a watershed. Finally, the panel recommends that the broad range of geoscience societies take an active role in facilitating progress toward the development of a comprehensive set of models for sedimentary basins.
To address these topics, it will be important to develop a broad and integrated research agenda for basin studies because advances in one research area will often rely on advances in distant fields and because of the extreme heterogeneity of basins and basin materials.
To provide primary data to constrain the modeling effort on basins, the panel recommends continued funding for efforts to preserve, archive, and disseminate data on sedimentary basins.
First, basin research is poised to reap the benefits of decades of disciplinary research that has amassed a vast data set on basin properties.
Geodynamics Committee USGC assesses the status, opportunities, and goals for multidisciplinary research on the formation and evolution of sedimentary basins. The panel finds that there is an emerging research agenda incorporating the concerns of resource identification and extraction together with the issues of global climate change, fluid flow, and geodynamics.
Today, multidisciplinary research teams are common in basin research.Read chapter EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The Dynamics of Sedimentary Basins Read chapter EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The Dynamics of Sedimentary Basins Login Register Cart Help.
The Dynamics of Sedimentary Basins () improved characterization of basin materials over all length scales. Lamu basin is characterized with Permo-Carboniferous through Tertiary rocks which are mainly sandstones, limestone and shale (Nyagah, ).
Most of the past studies which have been carried out on Lamu Basin and other sedimentary basins in Kenya have exhausted in the formation history, lithology, stratigraphy and geology of the basins.
Chapter 11 SEDIMENTARY BASINS 1. INTRODUCTION The official definition of a sedimentary basin is: a low area in the Earth’s crust, of tectonic origin, in which sediments killarney10mile.comntary basins range in size from as small as hundreds of meters to large parts of ocean.
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