Beach lamination: Nature and origin

Marine Geology



A distinctive two-fold sedimentation unit characterizes lamination in the upper swash zone of beaches. Within the unit a fine and/or a heavy mineral rich layer at the base grades upward into a coarser and/or a heavy mineral poor layer at the top. This distinctive type of lamination results from grain segregation within bed flow during wave backwash.

Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Beach lamination: Nature and origin
Series title Marine Geology
DOI 10.1016/0025-3227(69)90023-1
Volume 7
Issue 6
Year Published 1969
Language English
Publisher Elsevier
Description 7 p.
First page 553
Last page 559
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