Welcome to the STAR: Sedimentary & Terrestrial Analog Research group in theat the .
Chan’s STAR (Sedimentary & Terrestrial Analog Research) group works on a large range of sedimentary geology projects covering sedimentology, stratigraphy, and diagenesis. Analog models developed from the interdisciplinary sedimentary research is applicable to subsurface oil and gas exploration or to terrestrial comparisons on Mars. Utilizing many spectacular geologic exposures, our projects have applied aspects relating to facies models, architectural elements, depositional environments, climate change, rock characterization and subsurface fluid flow.
Research projects have ranged from the Precambrian to the Pleistocene, and enviroments from the non-marine to marine. A number of recent studies are focused on characterization of porous nad colorful sandstone units that reflect the cycling history of iron.