1. General Model Information

Name: TREMP BASIN STRATIGRAPHIC SIMULATION MODEL

Acronym: TREMP


Main medium: aquatic+terrstrial
Main subject: hydrology,other
Organization level: Landscape
Type of model: cellular automat, difference equations (3D)
Main application: research, education
Keywords: foreland basin, thrusting, alluvial fan, longitudinal river, sea level fluctuation, incised valleys

Contact:

Quintijn Clevis
Utrecht University, Faculty of Earth Sciences, Sedimentology Group
Phone: 0031-(0)30-2535119
Fax:
email: q.clevis@geo.uu.nl

Author(s):

Quintijn Clevis

Abstract:

General:
TREMP is a numerical model coded in C used to simulate the development of the Eocene Tremp foreland basin in the Spanish Pyrenees. It is based on the GOLEM (Tucker) landscape evolution modelling code, which is extended with: Length Scales and Resolution Constraints:
The model spatial dimensions are 75 x 75 km, using rectangular grid cells of 100-500 m width. Vertical stratigraphic resolution is between the 0-1.5 m, or 1000 yrs of equivalent sedimentation. Depending on memory available on your PC, every gridcell holds about 1000 stratigraphic layers.

Time Scales and Resolution Constraints:
Computational time steps are 10-50 yrs and the maximum simulation time worked with ~ 3 Myr.

Numerical limitations and issues:
Available system memory to store 3D stratigraphy is a limiting factor.

Key Output:
3D stratigraphy (channel belt voxels, fence-diagrams, synthetic wells), basin relief, drainage patterns, process-specific erosion and sedimentation rates.

http://www.geo.uu.nl/Research/Sedimentology/Powerpoint/Clevis.ppt


II. Technical Information

II.1 Executables:

Operating System(s): MS Windows2000/XP, Linux

II.2 Source-code:

Programming Language(s): C/C++

II.3 Manuals:



II.4 Data:

Required Input: starting surface, fault positions, tectonic,sealevel and rainfall history.

III. Mathematical Information


III.1 Mathematics


III.2 Quantities

Key Physical Parameters: exponents and coefficients in the streampower transport law.


III.2.1 Input

III.2.2 Output

Key Output: 3D stratigraphy (channel belt voxels, fence-diagrams, synthetic wells), basin relief, drainage patterns, process-specific erosion and sedimentation rates.


IV. References

Clevis, Quintijn. (2003) Three-dimensional modelling of thrust-controlled foreland basin stratigraphy.
PhD Thesis, Utrecht University, Faculty of Earth Sciences. Geologica Ultraiectina, 226, pp. 136.

Clevis,Quintijn, De Boer,Poppe L. & Wachter,Maarten (2003) Numerical modelling of drainage basin evolution and three-dimensional alluvial fan stratigraphy.
Sedimentary Geology, 163(1-2), 85-110. doi:10.1016/S0037-0738(03)00174-X

Clevis,Quintijn, De Boer,Poppe L. & Nijman,Wouter (2004) Differentiating the effect of episodic tectonism and eustatic sea-level fluctuations in foreland basins filled by alluvial fans and axial deltaic systems: insights from a three-dimensional stratigraphic forward model.
Sedimentology 51(4), 809-835. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-3091.2004.00652.x

Clevis,Quintijn, de Jager,Gerben, Nijman,Wouter & de Boer,Poppe L. (2004) Stratigraphic signatures of translation of thrust-sheet top basins over low- angle detachment faults.
Basin Research 16(2), 145-163. doi: 10.1046/j.1365-2117.2003.00226.x


V. Further information in the World-Wide-Web


VI. Additional remarks


Last review of this document by: : Mon Jan 20 12:56:29 2003
Status of the document: Contributed by Quintijn Clevis
last modified by Joachim Benz Thu Jul 1 10:46:45 CEST 2004

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