Mass-Balanced Reconstruction of Overburden
The mass-balanced paleogeographic reconstructions technique determines the thickness of the rock eroded from the source areas to supply sediment to the sedimentary basins. The thickness of this eroded overburden and the time of its erosion are valuable inputs for calculations of the thermal history of the rocks and the maturation of hydrocarbons.
KeywordsSource Area Sediment Flux Suspended Load Detrital Material Abyssal Plain
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