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Basin Physics
Some Fish
The Goal of the Advanced Chemistry basin model is to capture the important forces influencing the development of sedimentary basins.  These include:
Tectonic movement 
fault movement 
thermal and pressure history 
salt and shale redistribution
shale redistribution

The Cornell group has devoted considerable time to developing a Windows NT-based basin model to handle the significant forces affecting sedimentary basins. As of January, 2000, a "pre-alpha" model was demonstrated to the interested public at an outreach meeting. Approximately 70% of intended functionality has been included in the model. Most of the "conventional" basin modeling issues-e.g., hydrocarbon maturation, GOR, API gravity, and heatflow-have been preliminarily addressed in the model.

A more detailed examination of the basin model follows.



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