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


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


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


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