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Model type Single
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Model domain Carbonates and Biogenics, Marine
One-line model description Models the sedimentary fill of basins
Extended model description SEDPAK provides a conceptual framework for modeling the sedimentary fill of basins by visualizing stratal geometries as they are produced between sequence boundaries. The simulation is used to substantiate inferences drawn about the potential for hydrocarbon entrapment and accumulation within a basin. It is designed to model and reconstruct clastic and carbonate sediment geometries which are produced as a response to changing rates of tectonic movement, eustasy, and sedimentation The simulation enables the evolution of the sedimentary fill of a basin to be tracked, defines the chronostratigraphic framework for the deposition of these sediments, and illustrates the relationship between sequences and systems tracts seen in cores, outcrop, and well and seismic data.

basin, sedimentary geometry,

Name Christopher Kendall
Type of contact Project manager
Institute / Organization Univ. of South Carolina
Postal address 1 ESRI - 3rd Floor
Postal address 2 1233 Washington St.
Town / City Columbia
Postal code 29208
State South Carolina
Country United States
Email address
Phone 803-978-7523

Name Philip Moore
Type of contact Technical contact
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Postal address 1
Postal address 2
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Supported platforms
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Code optimized Single Processor
Multiple processors implemented
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Start year development 1985
Does model development still take place? No
If above answer is no, provide end year model development 2003
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Model availability As teaching tool
Source code availability
(Or provide future intension)
Source web address
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Program license type Other
Program license type other University of South Carolina
Memory requirements 1Gb
Typical run time minutes

Describe input parameters Sealevel, Subsidence, Start Time, End Time, Sedimentation Rates, Initial basin surface
Input format
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Describe output parameters Graphical Display and surface plot
Output format ASCII
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Pre-processing software needed? No
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Post-processing software needed? No
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Visualization software needed? No
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Describe processes represented by the model Refer to SEDPAK Manual

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Do you have current or future plans for collaborating with other researchers? None
Is there a manual available? Yes
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OpenMI compliant No but possible
BMI compliant No but possible
WMT component No but possible
PyMT component
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