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Response of the Shelf Floor to Flow

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Donald J. P. Swift
Donald J. P. Swift
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Published:
January 01, 1985

Abstract

The storm and tidal currents that sweep the surfaces of continental shelves imprint a variety of morphologic and textural patterns on these surfaces. As the surfaces aggrade, the grain size gradients and bedform arrays become the textures, structures and stratification patterns of the resulting sedimentary sequences. This paper describes textural gradients and bedform arrays characteristic of shelf surfaces, and the process of strata formation.

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Shelf Sands and Sandstone Reservoirs

R. W. Tillman
R. W. Tillman
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D. J. P. Swift
D. J. P. Swift
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R. G. Walker
R. G. Walker
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SEPM Society for Sedimentary Geology
Volume
13
ISBN electronic:
9781565762428
Publication date:
January 01, 1985

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