7.01 Introduction to animated Sedpak output
The user can view the power of Sedpak to simulate the fill of the sedimentary section by linking screen dumps of the Sedpak output and making movie with Quick Time or a similar animation program. The resulting movies can be used to demonstrate the results of interpretations that have been tested with Sedpak. In the section that follows below are a number of examples of movies that can be made from Sedpak.
Among many other uses related to teaching sedimentary stratigraphy the movies can also be used as a tool to demonstrate the principles of sequence stratigraphy. The screen dumps of the Sedpak out put can be edited in graphics programs like Adobe Photoshop or Adobe Illustrator so that annotations can be added to the scenes being built for the movie. The reader is refered to a link that demonstrates the kinds of movies that can be built using this approach.
USC Sequence Stratigraphy Web Site: Images and Movies
7.02 QUICK TIME movies
To view QuickTime movies, you need Apple's QuickTime plug-in (download). Examples of simulations animations or movies for different sedimentary settings can be reached by clicking on the links listed below.
NB. The best way to view these movies is to control their motion using the the arrow keys on your keyboard.
- The left arrow will step the film back
- The right arrow will run it forward. Don't neglect this good advice but go for it!!!
1 Vail Clastics Cartoon.
2 Repeated Uniform Cycles of Sea Level and Clast
3 Repeated Uniform Cycles of Sea Level and Clastic input (Annotated).
4 System Tracts Identified and Related to Repeated Uniform Cycles of Sea Level and Clastic Input.
5 Faulting of Clastic Section.
6 Faulting of Clastic Section in Sequence Mode.
7 Development of Unconformities in Clastic Section.
8 Salt Diapirism in Clastic Section.
9 Carbonate Shelf Margin.
10 Repeated Uniform Cycles of Sea Level and Carbonate Input.
11 Repeated Uniform Cycles of Sea Level and Carbonate Input (Annotated).
12 Lagoon in a Carbonate Atoll.
13 Repeated Uniform Cycles of Sea Level with varying Cycles of Clastic and Carbonate Input.
14 Two Sided Fill of Mixed Carbonate and Clastic Deposition.
13 Zoomed Two Sided Fill of Mixed Carbonate and Clastic Deposition.
14 Neogene Sedimentary Clastic Fill of the Baltimore Canyon.
15 Neogene Sedimentary Carbonate Fill of the Western Andros Channnel in the Bahamas.
16 Neogene Sedimentary Carbonate Fill of the Western Andros Channnel in the Bahamas in Sequence Mode.
17 Jurassic and Lower Cretaceous Mixed Carbonate and Clastic Fill of the Neuquen Basin of Argentina.
18 Lower Cretacous Shaybah Field in Sequence Mode.
19 Devonian Judy Creek Platform Modeled as a Deeper Water Feature.
IMPORTANT COMPATIBILITY NOTE FOR QUICKTIME USERS
Windows Internet Explorer 5.5 SP2 and 6.0 with QuickTime
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR QUICKTIME USERS
NOTE: THIS ISSUE AFFECTS ONLY USERS OF INTERNET EXPLORER ON WINDOWS.
Microsoft Internet Explorer for Windows, versions 5.5 SP2 and 6.0 no longer support Netscape-style plug-ins, such as the plug-in installed as part of QuickTime 5.0.2 and earlier versions.
Consequently, Windows customers using these versions of Explorer may be
unable to view QuickTime content in the browser. Mac users and Netscape
users are unaffected.
for more information access http://developer.apple.com/quicktime/compatibility.html
To restore compatibility, Apple has provided an ActiveX control.
Please visit http://www.apple.com/quicktime where you will be prompted to
download and install this control if you do not already have it.
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