Articles | Volume 12, issue 6
Methods for assessment of models
28 Jun 2019
Methods for assessment of models |  | 28 Jun 2019

Quantitative stratigraphic analysis in a source-to-sink numerical framework

Xuesong Ding, Tristan Salles, Nicolas Flament, and Patrice Rey

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This work introduced a quantitative stratigraphic framework within a source-to-sink numerical code, pyBadlands, and evaluated two stratigraphic interpretation techniques. This quantitative framework allowed us to quickly construct the strata formations and automatically produce strata interpretations. We further showed that the accommodation succession method, compared with the trajectory analysis method, provided more reliable interpretations as it is independent of time-dependent processes.