Digital Model of Evaporite Sedimentation

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Science  27 Jan 1967:
Vol. 155, Issue 3761, pp. 453-456
DOI: 10.1126/science.155.3761.453


A deterministic digital model to simulate evaporite sedimentation permits experimentation with depth of water, shape of salt basin, number, position, and strength of the inlets, and rate of evaporation. It provides a reasonable fit to salt thickness and distribution in the Upper Silurian Salina Formation of Michigan.