I am a research sedimentologist at a major oil company.  I study turbidites, and am most interested in their depositional architecture and flow properties. “OffTheShelfEdge” is a way for me to share my research and ideas on turbidites, and other depositional environments.  I am a fan of flying small airplanes, and when up in the air take a lot of photos of modern depositional systems (see the “Geology on the Wing Wednesdays” series).  Hope you enjoy the blog!

Twitter account – @ZaneJobe

Google Scholar page


Thesis: Multi-scale architectural evolution and flow property characterization of channelized turbidite systems

Papers resulting from my thesis (download the pdfs!):

Zane Jobe, Anne Bernhardt, Don Lowe – Facies and Architectural Asymmetry in a Conglomerate-Rich Submarine Channel Fill, Cerro Toro Formation, Sierra Del Toro, Magallanes Basin, Chile: Journal of Sedimentary Research (html) (pdf)

Zane Jobe, Steve Uchytil, Don Lowe – Two fundamentally different types of submarine canyons along the continental margin of Equatorial Guinea: Marine and Petroleum Geology (html) (pdf)

Zane Jobe, Don Lowe, Bill Morris – Climbing-ripple successions in turbidite systems: depositional environments, sedimentation rates and accumulation times: Sedimentology (html) (pdf)

Disclaimer (I got overly excited doing this due to the fact that my mom is a lawyer (see her website and book) and the fact that I found this page on blog disclaimers):

All data and information provided on this site is for informational purposes only. OffTheShelfEdge makes no representations as to accuracy, completeness, currentness, suitability, or validity of any information on this site and will not be liable for any errors, omissions, or delays in this information or any losses, injuries, or damages arising from its display or use. All information is provided on an as-is basis. The opinions, houghts, intentions, plans or strategies expressed here represent my own and not those of my employer.

This blog is not a peer-reviewed journal, a final archive of my writing, a sponsored publication, or the product of gatekeeping and editing. The writing is essentially as it came from the keyboard: spontaneous, unproofed, unrevised, and corrected afterward only when necessary to address mistakes that grossly effect the intent. Where such changes have been made they are sometimes noted, and sometimes not.

Oh, yeah, and one more thing: Feel free to challenge me, disagree with me, or tell me I’m an idiot in the comments section, but I reserve the right to delete any comment for any reason whatsoever… yeah that’s right.


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