These deposits comprise a basal gravelly unit and 3 overlying sandy units, each with mud beds, a paleosol, or the modern soil in its uppermost part. The gravelly unit is interpreted as a progradational deposit. The main parts of the sandy units are made up of 1) a crossbedded sand facies, the dominant structure in which is medium-scale crossbedding (interpreted as the product of small eolian dunes), and 2) an irregularly bedded sand facies, which is locally pebbly and is dominated by scour-and-fill structures, interpreted as deposits of interdune ephemeral streams, ephemeral ponds, and wet to dry subaerial flats. The mud beds and paleosols represent times of temporary stabilization of the dune field.- from Author
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Depositional environments of some Pleistocene coastal terrace deposits, southwestern Oregon - case history of progradational beach and dune sequence.