top of page

Postdoctoral Researcher (Completed)

Dr. Daniel Bell

University of Calgary


Research topics:

CSS themes:

  • Characterizing the updip pinchout of slope channel systems: Implications for trapping mechanisms and sediment transfer.

  • Integrating longitudinal facies and architectural variability in submarine channel-fills with observations with modern systems to improve understanding of how channels fill with sand.

  • Are ancient channel levee systems long-term sinks of terrigenous organic  carbon?

Other themes:

  • Grain-type distribution in submarine fans and its implications for reservoir quality, signal shredding, and flow processes.

  • Microplastic transport and sequestration in submarine fans.

  • The influence of basin confinement on depositional processes and the resultant stratigraphic architecture.

Non-CSS Publications:

  • Bell, D., Soutter, E. L., Cumberpatch, Z. A., Ferugson, R. A., Spychala, Y. T., Kane, I. A., and Eggenhuisen, J. T., 2021, Flow-process controls on grain-type distribution in an experimental turbidity current deposit: Implications for signal-preservation and microplastic distribution in submarine fans: The Depositional Record.

  • Soutter, E.L., Bell, D., Cumberpatch, Z.A., Ferguson, R.A., Spychala, Y.T., Kane, I.A., and Eggenhuisen, J.T., 2021, The influence of confining topography orientation on experimental turbidity currents and geological implications: Frontiers in Earth Science, v. 8, p. 620.

  • Stevenson, C.J., Peakall, J., Hodgson, D.M., Bell, D.,and Privat, A., 2020, TB or not TB: banding in turbidite sandstones: Journal of Sedimentary Research, v. 90, p. 821–842.

  • Bell, D., Hodgson, D.M., Pontén, A.S.M., Hansen, L.A.S., Flint, S.S., and Kane, I.A., 2020, Stratigraphic hierarchy and three-dimensional evolution of an exhumed submarine slope channel system: Sedimentology, v. 67, p. 3259–3289.

  • Hansen, L.A.S., Hodgson, D.M., Pontén, A., Bell, D.,and Flint, S., 2019, Quantification of basin-floor fan pinchouts: Examples from the Karoo Basin, South Africa: Frontiers in Earth Science, v. 7, p. 12.

  • Bell, D., Kane, I.A., Pontén, A.S.M., Flint, S.S., Hodgson, D.M., and Barrett, B.J., 2018a, Spatial variability in depositional reservoir quality of deep-water channel-fill and lobe deposits: Marine and Petroleum Geology, v. 98, p. 97-115.

  • Bell, D., Stevenson, C.J., Kane, I.A., Hodgson, D.M., and Poyatos-Moré, M., 2018b, Topographic controls on the development of contemporaneous but contrasting basin-floor depositional architectures: Journal of Sedimentary Research, v. 88, p. 1166–1189.

CSS Publications

Nesbit, P.R., Hubbard, S.M., Daniels, B.G., Bell, D., Englert, R.G. and Hugenholtz, C.H., 2021. Digital re‐evaluation of down‐dip channel‐fill architecture in deep‐water slope deposits: Multi‐scale perspectives from UAV‐SfM. The Depositional Record.

bottom of page