coupled rift

Software Used:

  • Underworld 2.0
  • Badlands 1.0

This is a rifting thermo-mechanical model coupled between Underworld and Badlands.

Model Setup:

Model geometry showing crust and mantle lithosphere layer viscosities

Conditions:

The model has a layered cake configuration with different rheologies and sediment properties

Results:

As the rifting evolves through time lithospheric thining takes place. Concomitantly rift shoulder uplift and delta formation takes place at the surface.

Citation:


Model URL:

https://github.com/underworldcode/UWGeodynamics/blob/master/tutorials/Tutorial_11_Coupling_with_Badlands.ipynb