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An experimental study of subaqueous slipface deposition.

Journal of Sedimentary Petrology

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Abstract

A flume study indicates that grainflow on slipfaces accounts for most cross-strata formed in unidirectional, shallow-water flows. The slipfaces studied were on small megaripples and delta-like steps (0.06-0.28 m high). During intermittent avalanching, at relatively low flow velocities, periods between avalanches were marked by grainfall onto the slipface, the intensity of which was greatest near the brink of the slipface and increased with current velocity. The lee eddy proved very significant in slipface processes by redistributing grainfall sediments and both promoting and impeding grainflow. -from Authors

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
An experimental study of subaqueous slipface deposition.
Series title:
Journal of Sedimentary Petrology
Volume
56
Issue:
3
Year Published:
1986
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
387
Last page:
394
Number of Pages:
8