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

Cross-Bedding, Bedforms, and Paleocurrents

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Figure 29.  Simulated tidal bundles. With each diurnal tide cycle, the simulated sand waves vary in asymmetry and migration speed; superimposed ripples develop during times of weak currents.  The ripples migrate faster than the main bedforms and reverse migration direction when the tidal flow reverses. 

Figure 29.  Simulated tidal bundles. With each diurnal tide cycle, the simulated sand waves vary in asymmetry and migration speed; superimposed ripples develop during times of weak currents.  The ripples migrate faster than the main bedforms and reverse migration direction when the tidal flow reverses. 

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