Research

My research is a result of collaboration with a number of passionate scientists. Below you will find the projects and the links to publications.

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Numerical modelling of paleobathymetry and source-to-sink systems

In my current postdoc, i numerically model the Cenozoic paleobathymetry in the western Barents Sea. This includes modelling of flexural isostasy, decompaction and thermal subsidence. Then, I use them as an input to perform Forward Stratigraphic Modelling for the Eocene clinoform and deep-water fan system, and possibly the Quaternary glacial system. The aim of the project is to simulate the regional Cenozoic source-to-sink system in the western Barents Sea. This project is funded by Akademia program.

A Review of Cenozoic uplift & erosion of the Barents Shelf

The aim of this study was to present the current status of the Cenozoic uplift and erosion on the Norwegian Barents Shelf by reviewing the key terminology, its tectonic history and paleoenvironment, methods in quantifying uplift and erosion, as well as timing and possible mechanisms.

Southwestern Barents Sea tectonostratigraphy

The aim of this study was to understand the interaction between tectonics and stratigraphy in the western Barents Sea. Mapping of seismic strata and paleogeographical reconstruction were performed to analyze the source-to-sink system. Volume quantification in the basins was used to estimate the net erosion in the source areas.

Northwestern Barents Sea tectonostratigraphy

In this paper, i utilized seismic, well and shallow core data to better understand the interplay between tectonics and stratigraphy in response to the Cenozoic plate tectonic development between Greenland and Barents Shelf. Net erosion was analyzed based on the mass balance method in the source-to-sink framework.

Modelling of glacial erosion

Have you ever wondered how powerful the Eurasian ice sheet was in eroding Europe’s landscape? This study was led by Dr. Henry Patton.

Kvitøya Trough-Mouth Fan, Northern Barents Sea and Arctic Ocean

I investigated the net erosion estimate in the northern Barents Shelf. I used the mass balance method (source-to-sink) by integrating isopach thickness maps and different ice sheet models. Seismic data and correlation to the nearest shallow cores were used to constraint the chronology. The results from this paper reflect the sediment input to the Arctic Ocean during late Cenozoic (the past c. 2.7 Ma).

Gas hydrates-related research

Gas Hydrate Related Bottom-Simulating Reflections Along the West-Svalbard Margin, Fram Strait. A book chapter contribution for World Atlas of Submarine Gas Hydrates in Continental Margins.

Contourites study in Norway

What are the factors that influenced the deposition of contourites on passive continental margins during glacial and non-glacial conditions? How was the interplay between alongslope vs. downslope processes?

Doctoral dissertation

Cenozoic tectonosedimentary development and erosion estimates for the Barents Sea continental margin, Norwegian Arctic

Meandering channel belt imaged from RGB colour blend and the interpretation

Meandering channel belt imaged from RGB colour blend and the interpretation

Submarine channel-levee and fan systems

I studied how channel-levee system respond to salt-influenced slope setting, with a case study from deep-water Egypt. This was in collaboration with Statoil (Now Equinor).