Linking morphodynamics of deltaic distributary networks to stratigraphic connectivity of channel bodies

Elisabeth Steel - Queen’s University

In deltaic environments, distributary channel networks serve as the primary conduits for water and sediment. Once these networks are buried and translated into the subsurface, the coarse-grained channel fills serve as likely conduits for subsurface fluids such as water, oil, or gas. This talk will focus on a new method for building synthetic stratigraphy from surface imagery and will discuss how the temporal evolution of a delta topset can be used to constrain subsurface architecture.