During July and August, 3rd-year undergraduate Emma Pierce completed a UROP project with Rebecca Bell and Chris Jackson. She undertook ‘seismic’ interpretation of metre-scale physical models of thin-skinned normal fault array development above a viscous salt analogue. Emma will present the results of her work to the BRG later this year.
As part of his Visiting Scientist role, Chris Jackson spent five weeks at the Bureau of Economic Geology (BEG), University of Texas at Austin, working with members of the Applied Geodynamic Laboratory (AGL). Along with ex-ESE PDRA Oliver Duffy (http://www.beg.utexas.edu/personnel_ext.php?id=313), who now works full-time in the AGL, Chris worked on a project focusing on salt tectonics of the Precaspian Basin, Kazakhstan. As part of this project and along with AGL PDRA Naiara Fernandez (http://www.beg.utexas.edu/personnel_ext.php?id=305), they will also undertake numerical modelling of the initiation and growth of salt minibasins.
Wilson, P., Elliott, G.M., Gawthorpe, R.L., Jackson, C.A-L., Michelsen, L., Sharp, I.R., (2015). Lateral variation in structural style along an evaporite-influenced rift fault system in the Halten Terrace, Norway: influence of basement structure and evaporite facies. Journal of Structural Geology, v.79, p.110-123. DOI: 10.1016/j.jsg.2015.08.002.
The Basins Research Group (BRG) at Imperial College London focuses on the geodynamic, struc-tural, and stratigraphic evolution of sedimentary basins. This range of ac-tivities is centred around a multidisciplinary group of Earth Scientists who are committed to understand-ing the fundamental geo-logical processes opera-ting in evolving sediment-ary basins, and the application of this under-standing to determining the nature, origin and occurrence of natural resources (see Themes).