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Bedform Sedimentology Site: “Bedforms and Cross-Bedding in Animation”

Cross-Bedding, Bedforms, and Paleocurrents

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FIG. 73.  Structure formed by bedforms with sinuous, out-of-phase bedforms migrating alongslope.  This depositional situation resembles that shown in Figure 72, but here the superimposed bedforms are migrating alongslope rather than obliquely downslope.

RECOGNITION: This example is so similar to the preceding example (superimposed bedforms migrating obliquely downslope) that the differences probably could not be interpreted in natural exposures.

ORIGIN: This structure has essentially the same origin as the examples in Figure 46, except that in this example the superimposed bedforms are three-dimensional. 

 

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