Problem with sedimentary filling process

Hello everyone,

I am a beginner of numerical simulation. I would like to add sediment filling in the process of continental extension. i would like to know is there a built-in procedure within ASPECT? If not, where can I get the relevant sediment filling plugins?

Best wishes,

Hi Chengui,

The short answer is that this type of functionality is not currently available in the main branch of ASPECT, but it should be shortly.

There is an open pull request to merge coupling between ASPECT and Fastscape, which includes modifications to ASPECT that allow infilling of sediment. There have been a number of papers published on this by Derek Neuharth, Anne Glerum, Sascha Brune, and others, and the PR (led by Derek) will add this functionality.

It is possible to use this functionality in the versions of ASPECT + Fastscape utilized in the papers above, but my recommendation would be to wait a few weeks and use the version that is integrated into the main branch.


Hi John,

Thank you very much for your reply. I am very much looking forward to the next ASPECT version, I will read some literature to supplement the relevant knowledge, thanks again!

Best wishes,