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SSP1.2

Recent advances in fluvial sedimentology and stratigraphy (sponsored by IAS)
Convener: Andrew Wilson  | Co-Conveners: Arnold Reesink , Andreas Rittersbacher , Joanne Venus 
Oral Programme
 / Mon, 04 Apr, 08:30–10:00  / Room 41
Poster Programme
 / Attendance Mon, 04 Apr, 17:30–19:00  / Display Mon, 04 Apr, 08:00–19:30  / Hall A
Fluvial deposits contain some of our most precious groundwater and hydrocarbon resources, are archives of paleo-environmental conditions, are sensitive to environmental change, and rivers themselves are the conduit through which continents are linked to oceans and basins.

The study of both modern and ancient river deposits is therefore critical to our understanding of the effects of forcing factors such as climate and tectonics on drainage networks and sedimentary architecture, and in developing predictive tools for assessing resource potential.

We cordially invite submissions spanning the breadth of fluvial sedimentology and stratigraphy with the aim of providing a comprehensive overview of recent advances in this area by field-based, numerical and experimental methods on both channel- and overbank deposits at a range of temporal and spatial scales.

We encourage submission of interdisciplinary research on current topics such as:
• the use of new technologies for characterisation of fluvial architecture, heterogeneities and facies, and their applications to aquifers and hydrocarbon reservoirs
• unravelling preservation potential to link modern rivers to ancient successions
• quantification of ripple- to catchment-scale sediment dynamics and interactions of the fluvial system with adjacent environments