Pacific Coastal & Marine Science Center
Bedform Sedimentology Site: “Bedforms and Cross-Bedding in Animation”
FIG. 30. Tidal bundles; modern deposits from the Oosterschelde, The Netherlands, photographed by Joost Terwindt. Set is approximately 1 m thick.
RECOGNITION: As in the computer-generated version of this kind of structure (FIG. 29), ripples migrate up the lee slope, slack water occurs, and then ripples reverse migration direction. In addition to this geometric evidence of flow reversals, cyclic fluctuations in flow velocity are indicated by the cyclically spaced mud drapes. Additional details of the origin and interpretation of this structure are given by Terwindt (1981, FIG. 4).