Category: geoscience

AGU posters 2018: SedEdu and Density Stratification

I’m presenting two posters at AGU this year! I’m really excited to be sharing a project I’ve been working on which integrates research and teaching. I am giving a poster Friday morning titled: “SedEdu: developing and testing a suite of computer-based interactive educational activities for introductory sedimentology and stratigraphy courses”. The poster will explain my […]

Markov Chain stratigraphic model

I recently returned from the NCED2 Summer Institute for Earth Surface Dynamics at Saint Anthony Falls Laboratory at University of Minnesota, which is a 10-day long, intense workshop for early-career scientists to talk about novel methods and ideas in our field. This was the ninth, and hopefully not last, year of the meeting. Typically the […]

Rivers 2 Stratigraphy

Explore the construction of stratigraphy through the interaction of channel geometry, lateral migration rate, subsidence rate, and avulsion frequency — interactively! Imagine there is a river in a subsiding basin. As the river laterally migrates, it leaves behind sandy bar deposits, which are encapsulated in a matrix of floodplain muds. The river deposits are lowered […]

Hurricane Harvey update

The Greater Houston Metro just got pounded by one of the largest storms (in terms of rainfall) on record: Hurricane Harvey. There was widespread flooding across all parts of the metro, but my home and Rice university were largely spared. The skies are clear today, after ~5 days of nearly continuous rainfall. However, the cleanup […]