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Modelling and inverting the deep marine sedimentary record to constrain Atlantic Passive Margin landscape evolution

Project description

The geological evolution of America's eastern coasts

Passive margins, areas where continents have drifted apart and separated by an ocean, are major oil and gas sources and critical biodiversity hotspots. Sea level rise, increased storm intensity and sediment loss pose a threat to these settings whose evolution is poorly understood due to a lack of models that combine soil erosion with the laying down of sediment. The history of the Atlantic passive margin in the eastern United States, which involves the exposure of formerly buried rocks as a result of factors such as erosion, isn't fully clear. By developing a new model, the EU-funded STRATASCAPE project aims to address this challenge.

Coordinator

HELMHOLTZ ZENTRUM POTSDAM DEUTSCHESGEOFORSCHUNGSZENTRUM GFZ
Net EU contribution
€ 162 806,40
Address
Telegrafenberg 17
14473 Potsdam
Germany

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Region
Brandenburg Brandenburg Potsdam
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00