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Quantitative Sedimentology

Applying sedimentary deposits and transport processes to the evolution of terrestrial and submarine landscapes.

The Mohrig research group focuses on the application of sedimentary deposits and transport processes to unravel the evolution of terrestrial, submarine, and planetary landscapes. They study the behavior of topography generated at the interface between a granular material and a moving fluid from very short to very long time and space scales, with particular emphasis on processes controlling channel formation, both on land and in the deep ocean.

Research methods used by his group include carefully designed laboratory and natural experiments on sediment-transporting flows, field studies of modern and ancient sediment-dispersal systems, theoretical modeling of evolving granular-bed topography, and the remote sensing of subsurface sedimentary deposits using seismic data.

Expertise: Sedimentary Geology, Sedimentology, Stratigraphy, Geomorphology, Rivers, Deltas, Coastlines, Submarine Channels, Geohazards, Sediment-Gravity Currents, Sediment Transport, Seismic Interpretation, Basin Analysis

Contact Information

Dr. David Mohrig
The University of Texas at Austin
Jackson School of Geosciences
2275 Speedway, Stop C9000
Austin, TX 78712-1692

Office: EPS 3.162

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Telephone: +1 512 471 2282
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