UNC College of Arts & Sciences

Geological Sciences

Louis R. Bartek

Sedimentology, Stratigraphy, Marine Geology

bartek Office: 210 Mitchell Hall
Phone: (919) 962-0687
E-mail: bartek at email.unc.edu


Ph.D., Rice University

Research Interests


Research Activities


2001 Chapman Conference Poster

Deciphering links between process (climatic change, etc.) and response (record preserved in continental margin deposits) through examination of sequences (cores and high resolution seismic data) where there is control on the boundary conditions (NE Gulf of Mexico, East China Sea, Yellow Sea, South China Sea, Antarctic continental margin).

Analysis of glacial history of Antarctica recorded in seismic stratigraphy and cores from Antarctic margin.

Recent and Ongoing Thesis Projects

Moss, C.C., Stochastic Model of Spatial Heterogeneity of Seismic Facies in the Yellow Sea, Ph.D. Dissertation in Progress

Warren, J., Process Response Relationships and Distribution of Facies in the East China Sea, Ph.D. Dissertation in Progress

Cabote, B.S., Seismic Stratigraphy and Stochastic Models of Late Quaternary Lowstand and Transgressive Deposition, Mobile Incised Valley System, Offshore Alabama, M.S. Thesis, 1998.

Selected Research Publications

Miller, K. and Bartek, L.R., (back from review and revising), Paradoxical Sediment Starvation in the East China Sea and Okinawa Trough Region, Marine Geology.

Flaum, J.A., Bartek, L.R. and Keen, T.R., (back from review and revising), Stratigraphy of the Transgressive Systems Tract of a Continental Margin with High Sediment Input and Frequent and Intense Storms: A Comparison of Model Output with Chirp Sonar and Core Data-East China Sea. Sedimentology.

Sorlien, C.C, Luyendyk, B.P., Decesari, R. Wilson, D., Bartek, LR., Diebold, J., submitted in review, Seismic Stratigraphic Evidence from SE Ross Sea for late Oligocene Glaciation Issuing from Marie Byrd Land, Geology.

Dahl, P.H. Zhang, R. Miller, J.H., Bartek, L.R., Peng,, Z., Ramp, S.R., Zhou, J.-X., Chiu, C.-S., Lynch, J.F., Simmen, J.A., Spindel, R.C., 2004, Overview of Results from the Asian Seas International Acoustics Experiment in the East China Sea, IEEE Journal of Ocean Engineering, 29, p. 920-928.

Miller, J.H., Bartek, L.R., Potty, G.R., Tang, D., Na, Y.J. and Qi, Y., 2004, Sediments in the East China Sea, IEEE Journal of Ocean Engineering, 29, p. 940-951.

Y-T Lin, Lynch, J.F., Chotiros, N., Chen, C-F, Newhall, A., Turgut, A., Schock, S., Chiu, C-S, Bartek, L.R., and Liu, C-S., 2004, An estimate of the bottom compressional wave speed profile in the northeastern South China Sea Using “Sources of Opportunity”, IEEE, Journal of Ocean Engineering, 29, p.1231-1248.

Wellner, R., and Bartek, L.R., (2003), The Link Between Base Level, Climate, Shelf Physiography and Large Incised Valley Development: A Modern Example from the East China Sea, Journal of Sedimentary Research, v. 71, No. p. 926-940.

Warren, J.D., Bartek, L.R., Wang, P.P., Ramsey, H.R., 2003, Relative sea-level modeling using fuzzy logic. Proceedings from the Joint Conference on Information Sciences, September 26-30, 2003, Cary NC, p. 117-120.

Bartek, L.R., Cabote, B.S., Young, T. and Schroeder, W., 2004, Sequence Stratigraphy of a Continental Margin Subjected to Low-Energy and Low Sediment Supply Environmental Boundary Conditions: late Pleistocene-Holocene Deposition offshore Alabama, USA, in John B. Anderson and Richard H. Fillon eds., Late Quaternary Stratigraphic Evolution of the Northern Gulf of Mexico Margin, SEPM Special Publication, Tulsa, OK, v. 79, p. 85-109.

Warren, J.D. and Bartek, L.R., (2002), The Sequence Stratigraphy of the East China Sea: Where are the Incised Valleys?, In J.M. Armentrout and N.C. Rosen, (eds), Sequence Stratigraphic Models for Exploration and Production: Evolving Methodology, Emerging Models and Application Case Histories, Proceedings of the 22nd Annual Gulf Coast Section SEPM Foundation Bob F. Perkins Research Conference, p. 729-738.

Henrys, S.A., Bücker, C.J., Niessen, F., and Bartek, L.R. (2001), Correlation of Seismic Reflectors with Drillhole CRP-3, Victoria Land Basin, Antarctica, Terra Antarctica, v. 8, no. 3, p. 1-11.

Bartek, L.R., 2001, Book Review of “Siliciclastic Sequence Stratigraphy- Concepts and Applications”, EOS, v. 82, issue 13, p. 156.

Luyendyk, B.P., C. C. Sorlien, D. Wilson, L. Bartek, and C.H. Siddoway, (2001), Structural and tectonic evolution of the Ross Sea rift in the Cape Colbeck region, Eastern Ross Sea, Antarctica, Tectonics, v. 20, p. 933-958.

Hamilton, R.J., Luyendyk, B.P., Sorlien, C.C., and Bartek, L.R. (2001), Cenozoic Tectonics of the Cape Roberts Rift Basin and Transantarctic Mountains Front, Southwestern Ross Sea, Antarctica, Tectonics, v. 20, No. 3, p. 325-342.

Davey, F.J., Brancolini, G., Hamilton, R.J., Henrys, S.A., Sorlien, C.C., and L.R. Bartek, (2000), A Revised Correlation of Seismic Stratigraphy at the Cape Roberts Drillsites with the Seismic Stratigraphy of the Victoria Land Basin, Terra Antarctica, v. 7, p. 215-220.

Henrys, S.A., Bücker, C.J., Bartek L., Bannister S., Niessan, F., and Wonik T. (2000), Correlation of Seismic Reflectors with CRP-2/2A, Terra Antarctica, v. 7, p. 221-230.

Wateren, F.M. van der., Kluiving, S.J., and Bartek, L.R. (2000). Kinematic Indicators of Subglacial Shearing, in Maltman, A.J., Hubbard, B.P., and Hambrey, M.J., eds., Deformation of Glacial Materials: Geological Society Special Publication 176: London, Geological Society, p. 259-278.

Bartek, L.R., and Wellner, R., 1999. The Homogeneity and Large Lateral Extent Fluvial Sand Reservoirs Produced During the Falling-Stage Systems Tract: An Example from the East China Sea Continental Margin. In Hentz, T.F., editor, Advanced Reservoir Characterization for the Twenty-First Century, Gulf Coast SEPM (Society for Sedimentary Geology) Research Conference, Houston, Texas, Dec. 5-8, 1999.

Bartek, L.R ., and Cabote, B.S., 1999. A Stochastic Model of Reservoir Facies Distribution within Incised Valley Fill Deposited in an Interval of Episodic Sea Level Rise: late Pleistocene-Holocene Strata of the Mobile Incised Valley System, Offshore Alabama. In Hentz, T.F., editor, Advanced Reservoir Characterization for the Twenty-First Century, Gulf Coast SEPM (Society for Sedimentary Geology) Research Conference, Houston, Texas, Dec. 5-8, 1999.

Bartek, L.R., Andersen, J., and Oneacre, T.A., 1997. Substrate Control on Distribution of Subglacial and Glaciomarine Seismic Facies Based on Stochastic Models of Glacial Seismic Facies Deposition on the Ross Sea Continental Margin, Antarctica. Marine Geology, v. 143, 223-262.

Bartek, L.R., Andersen, J., and Oneacre, T.A., 1997. Ice Stream Troughs and Variety of Cenozoic Seismic Stratigraphy Architecture from a High Southern Latitude Section: Ross Sea Antarctica. In T.H. Davies, T. Bell, A.K. Cooper, H. Josenhans, L. Polyak, A. Solheim, M.S. Stoker, and J.A. Stravers (editors), Glaciated Continental Margins: An Atlas for Acoustic Images, Chapman and Hall, New York, p. 250-253.

Bartek, L.R., Henrys, S.A., Anderson, J.B., and Barrett, P.J., 1996. Seismic Stratigraphy of McMurdo Sound, Antarctica: Implications for Glacially Influenced Early Cenozoic Eustatic Change?. Marine Geology, v. 130, 79-98.

Bartek, L.R., and Wellner, R.W., 1995. Do Equilibrium Conditions Exist During Sediment Transport Studies on Continental Margins? An Example from the East China Sea. Geo-Marine Letters, v. 15, 23-29

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