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Also known as
Model type Modular
Model part of larger framework
Incorporated models or components:
Spatial dimensions 2D, 3D
Spatial extent
Model domain
One-line model description Basin filling stratigraphic model
Extended model description Sedflux-2.0 is the newest version of the Sedflux basin-filling model. Sedflux-2.0 provides a framework within which individual process-response models of disparate time and space resolutions communicate with one another to deliver multi grain sized sediment load across a continental margin.

sediment transport, geodynamics, stratigraphy,

First name Eric
Last name Hutton
Type of contact Model developer
Institute / Organization CSDMS, INSTAAR, University of Colorado
Postal address 1 1560 30th street
Postal address 2
Town / City Boulder
Postal code 80305
State Colorado
Country USA"USA" is not in the list (Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, ...) of allowed values for the "Country" property.
Email address huttone@colorado.edu

Supported platforms Unix, Linux, Mac OS
Other platform
Programming language C
Other program language
Code optimized
Multiple processors implemented
Nr of distributed processors
Nr of shared processors
Start year development 1997
Does model development still take place? Yes
If above answer is no, provide end year model development
Code development status
When did you indicate the 'code development status'?
Model availability As code
Source code availability
(Or provide future intension)
Through web repository
Source web address https://github.com/mcflugen/sedflux
Source csdms web address
Program license type GPL v2
Program license type other
Memory requirements 2GB
Typical run time minutes to days

Describe input parameters River mouth characteristics (velocity, width, depth, concentration) averaged daily, or longer.

Initial bathymetry. Input sediment distribution and properties of each grain type. Optionally, any of: tectonics, sea level, wave climate, and currents

Input format ASCII
Other input format
Describe output parameters Sediment properties that include (but are not limited to) bulk density, grain size, porosity, and permeability. These are averaged over are user-specified vertical resolution (typically mm to cm).

Sea-floor properties that include slope, water depth, and sand fraction.

Output format Binary
Other output format
Pre-processing software needed? No
Describe pre-processing software
Post-processing software needed? No
Describe post-processing software
Visualization software needed? Yes
If above answer is yes Matlab
Other visualization software

Describe processes represented by the model surface plumes, hyperpycnal plumes, sediment slope failure that results in turbidity currents or debris flows, subsidence, compaction, sediment remobilization due to waves and currents, river avulsion
Describe key physical parameters and equations Too numerous to list.
Describe length scale and resolution constraints Vertically: mm to cm; Horizontally: 10s of m to 1000 of m
Describe time scale and resolution constraints Days or greater. Component processes can have much higher resolutions for numerical stability.
Describe any numerical limitations and issues --

Describe available calibration data sets
Upload calibration data sets if available:
Describe available test data sets
Upload test data sets if available:
Describe ideal data for testing

Do you have current or future plans for collaborating with other researchers? None
Is there a manual available? Yes
Upload manual if available:
Model website if any https://github.com/mcflugen/sedflux
Model forum / discussion board
Comments No

This part will be filled out by CSDMS staff

OpenMI compliant No but possible
BMI compliant Yes
WMT component Yes
PyMT component
Is this a data component
DOI model 10.1594/IEDA/100161
For model version 2.1
Year version submitted 2011
Link to file
Can be coupled with:
Model info

Citation indices Sedflux
Nr. of pubs: 22
Citations: 424
h-index: 11
Qrcode Sedflux.png
Link to this page

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Sedflux-2.0 is the newest version of the Sedflux basin-filling model. Sedflux-2.0 provides a framework within which individual process-response models of disparate time and space resolutions communicate with one another to deliver multi grain sized sediment load across a continental margin. Version 2.0 introduces a series of new process models, and the ability to operate in one of two modes to track the evolution of stratigraphy in either two or three dimensions. Additions to the 2D-mode include the addition of models that simulate

  1. erosion and deposition of sediment along a riverbed,
  2. cross-shore transport due to ocean waves, and
  3. turbidity currents and hyperpycnal flows.

New processes in the 3D-mode include

  1. river channel avulsion,
  2. two-dimensional diffusion due to ocean storms, and
  3. two-dimensional flexure due to sediment loading.

The spatial resolution of the architecture is typically 1-25 cm in the vertical, and 10-100 m in the horizontal when operating in 2D-mode. In 3D-mode, the ....


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Morehead, M., Syvitski, JPM, and Hutton, E.W.H., 2001. The link between abrupt climate change and basin stratigraphy: A numerical approach. Global and Planetary Science 28: 115-135.

Paola, C., J. Mullin, C. Ellis, D. C. Mohrig, J. B. Swenson, G. Parker, T. Hickson, P. L. Heller, L. Pratson, JPM Syvitski, B. Sheets, N. Strong, 2001. Experimental Stratigraphy, GSA Today, 11(7): 4-9.

Syvitski, JPM, Pratson, L.F., Wiberg, P.L., Steckler, M.S., Garcia, M.H., Geyer, W.R., Harris, C.K., Hutton, E.W.H., Imran, J., Lee, H.J., Morehead, M.D., and Parker, G., 2007. Prediction of margin stratigraphy. In: C.A. Nittrouer, J.A. Austin, M.E. Field, J.H. Kravitz, JPM Syvitski, and P.L. Wiberg (Eds.) Continental-Margin Sedimentation: From Sediment Transport to Sequence Stratigraphy. IAS Spec. Publ. No. 37: 459-530

Syvitski, JPM and Hutton, E.W.H., 2003. Failure of marine deposits and their redistribution by sediment gravity flows. Pure and Applied Geophysics 160: 2053-2069.

Hutton, E.W.H. and Syvitski, JPM, 2004, Advances in the Numerical Modeling of Sediment Failure During the Development of a Continental Margin. Marine Geology 203: 367-380.

Pratson, L., Swenson, J., Kettner, A., Fedele, J., Postma, G., Niedoroda, A., Friedrichs, C., Syvitski, JPM, Paola, C., Steckler, J., Hutton, E., Reed, C., and Das, H., 2004, Modeling continental shelf formation in the Adriatic Sea and elsewhere. Oceanography 17(4): 118-131

Kubo, Y., Syvitski, JPM, Hutton, E.W.H., Paola, C. 2005, Advance and application of the stratigraphic simulation model 2D-SedFlux: From tank experiment to geological scale simulation. Sedimentary Geology 178: 187-195.

Overeem, I., Syvitski, JPM, Hutton, E.W.H., and Kettner, A.J. 2005. Stratigraphic variability due to uncertainty in model boundary conditions: a case study of the New Jersey Shelf over the last 21,000 years. Marine Geology 224: 23-41.

Kraft, B.J., Overeem, I., Holland, C.W., Pratson, L.F., Syvitski, JPM, and Mayer, L.M., 2006, Stratigraphic model predictions of geoacoustic properties. IEEE Journal of Ocean Engineering 31(2): 266-283.

Kubo, Y., Syvitski, JPM, Hutton, E.W.H., Kettner, A.J. 2006, Inverse modeling of post Last Glacial Maximum transgressive sedimentation using 2D-SedFlux: Application to the northern Adriatic Sea. Marine Geology 234: 233-243.

Pratson, L.F., Hutton, E.W.H. Hutton, A.J. Kettner, JPM Syvitski, P.S. Hill, Douglas A.G., T.G. Milligan, 2007, The Impact of floods and storms on the acoustic reflectivity of the inner continental shelf: A modeling assessment. Continental Shelf Research 27: 542–559.

Jouet, G, Hutton, E.W.H., Syvitski, JPM, Rabineau, M., Berné, S. 2008, Modeling the isostatic effects of sealevel fluctuations on the Gulf of Lions. Computers & Geosciences 34: 1338-1357.

Kettner A.J., B. Gomez, E.W.H. Hutton and JPM Syvitski, 2008, Late Holocene dispersal and accumulation of terrigenous sediment on Poverty Shelf, New Zealand. Basin Research 21(2): 253-267

Maselli, V., Hutton, E.W., Kettner, A.J., Syvitski, JPM, and Trincardi, F. 2011. Evidence of high- frequency sea level and sediment supply fluctuations during Termination I: an integrated sequence-stratigraphy and modeling approach from the Adriatic Sea. Marine Geology 287: 54-70.

O’Grady, D.B., and Syvitski, JPM, 2001. Predicting profile geometry of continental slopes with a multiprocess sedimentation model. In: D.F. Merriam and J.C. Davis (eds.) Geological Modeling and Simulation: Sedimentary Systems. Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, New York, p. 99-117.

Overeem, I., Syvitski, JPM, Hutton, E.W.H., 2005, Three-dimensional numerical modeling of deltas. In: L. Giosan and JPM Bhattacharya (Eds.), River Deltas — Concepts, Models, and Examples. SEPM Special Publication No. 83, pp. 13-30.

Overeem, I., Syvitski, JPM, 2010, Experimental exploration of the stratigraphy of fjords fed by glacio-fluvial systems, Howe, J. A., Austin, W. E. N., Forwick, M. & Paetzel, M. (eds) Fjord Systems and Archives. Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 344, 127–144.