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Regressive Barriers

Published:
January 01, 1984

Abstract

Primary sedimentary characteristics and major geologic features of regressive barrier sands are summarized in Fig. 24. Regressive barriers are depositional in nature and prograde seaward through time. The morphology of these barriers is characterized most commonly by a series of shore-parallel, tightly-spaced beach ridges. Vertical sedimentary sequences coarsen-upward and are generally comprised of fine-grained quartzose sand, with gradational internal contacts between depositional units (Fig. 24).

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AAPG Continuing Education Course Notes Series

Depositional Models of Shelf and Shoreline Sandstones

Thomas F. Moslow
Thomas F. Moslow
Louisiana Geological Survey Coastal Geology Program
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Volume
27
ISBN electronic:
9781629811550
Publication date:
January 01, 1984

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