Numerical models of salt diapir formation by down-building : the role of sedimentation rate, viscosity contrast, initial amplitude and wavelength

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Fuchs, Lukas; Schmeling, H.; Koyi, Hemin;
  • Publisher: Uppsala universitet, Berggrundsgeologi
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2011.05058.x
  • Subject: Numerical solutions | Geovetenskap och miljövetenskap | and modelling | Mechanics | Diapir and diapirism | Sedimentary basin processes | theory | Earth and Related Environmental Sciences
    arxiv: Quantitative Biology::Biomolecules | Condensed Matter::Soft Condensed Matter

Formation of salt diapirs has been described to be due to upbuilding (i. e. Rayleigh-Taylor like instability of salt diapirs piercing through a denser sedimentary overburden) or syndepositional down-building process (i. e. the top of the salt diapir remains at the surfa... View more
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