Dr. Sarah Southern
University of Calgary
Principally my research concerns deep-water sedimentology: examining the fundamental processes that are associated with a spectrum of sediment gravity flow types (slides, debris flow and turbidity currents), and how they are preserved in the geological record.
Understanding sediment gravity flows that are transitional between turbulent and cohesive; examination of the character and distribution of their deposits with respect to sea-floor topography (PhD thesis - request by email).
Examination of the internal architecture and heterogeneity of slope channels in order to understand variations in sedimentary processes (erosion, bypass and deposition) and the implications for reservoir characterization.
Previous Degrees/Research Positions
Postdoctoral Fellow (University of Calgary), 2017
Ph.D. (University of Leeds), 2015
M.Sc. (University of Leeds), 2010
B.Sc. (University of Leeds), 2009
Little known fact: First job at the age of 14 was working as a trapper in a firing range.
Current Employment: Solarcentury, London, England, UK
Pemberton, E., 2016. Multi-Scale Analysis of Deep-Water Deposits from High-Relief Slope Systems, Cretaceous Strata of the Magallanes Basin, Southern Chile and Colville Basin, Northern Alaska. [Doctoral Dissertation, University of Calgary]
Pemberton, E.A., Hubbard, S.M., Fildani, A., Romans, B. and Stright, L., 2016. The stratigraphic expression of decreasing confinement along a deep-water sediment routing system: Outcrop example from southern Chile. Geosphere, 12(1), pp.114-134.
Daniels, B., 2015. Downslope Characterization of Channel Fill and Stratigraphic Architecture along an Ancient Basin Margin, Tres Pasos Formation, southern Chile [MS thesis, University of Calgary]