A Computer-Assisted Method for Depositional Model Determination

Type Article
Date 2014-02
Language English
Author(s) Ndiaye Mapathe1, Davaud Eric2, Jorry StephanORCID3
Affiliation(s) 1 : Laboratoire de Mécanique et Modélisation, University of Thies, Thies, Senegal
2 : Section of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
3 : IFREMER, Department of Marine Geosciences, Brest, France
Source International Journal of Geosciences (2156-8359) (Scientific Research Publishing, Inc,), 2014-02 , Vol. 05 , N. 02 , P. 178-183
DOI 10.4236/ijg.2014.52019
Keyword(s) Depositional Model, Sequence, Log, Markov Chain, Transition Matrix, Walker, Harper, Turk, El Garia Formation
Abstract A software has been developed to overcome the difficulties related to depositional model determination in Geosciences. The implemented methods, Walker, Harper and Turk methods, based on Markov process and Markov chain analysis, have been used in a case study. The results of the analysis are consistent with previous works. The analysis shows also that the results are accurate and do not rely on the used method. Therefore, the obtained depositional sequence is suitable to build a depositional model on which reliable sequence stratigraphic studies can be based.
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