CSDMS 2011 annual meeting poster Chris Jenkins

Presentation provided during CSDMS annual meeting 2011

Temporal-spatial features of Biologically-Based Carbonate Modeling

Chris Jenkins, INSTAAR boulder Colorado, USA. chris.jenkins@colorado.edu

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A new class of models based on population ecology, nutrient-geochemistry, and sedimentology is able to simulate carbonate accretion in reef and shelf environments. Unlike previous models for carbonates, they produce very detailed simulations of facies variabilities in space and time. With adjustments to the model runs the range of variabilities can be explored and described statistically. We look at comparisons of the statistics from the models and in outcrops/drillcores of carbonate rocks and ecological transects of present-day seabed areas.

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