We regret any implication that the submarine ramp facies model proposed in our paper (Heller and Dickinson, 1985) was the first recognition that turbidite sedimentation can be linked to delta progradation. By citing, in our introduction, the perceptive paper by Allen (1960) on the Mam Tor turbidites, we meant to imply that genetic linkages between some turbidite assemblages and associated deltaic complexes have been established for at least a quarter century. We then chose to present the ramp model for sand-rich delta-fed turbidite systems by describing only those rocks we had studied in the field. We did not...

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