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Some criteria for recognition of braided stream deposits

H. Thomas Ore
Some criteria for recognition of braided stream deposits
Contributions to Geology (1964) 3 (1): 1-14


Braided stream deposits are found commonly where abundant sediment and high discharges were available during deposition. Braiding often results where incompetent streams form longitudinal bars by depositing coarse elements of bed load which trap finer elements. Transverse bars formed of better sorted sediment are tabular wedge-shaped bodies with foreset cross-strata and may be either the only depositional form or may be deposited on the downstream ends of longitudinal bars. Criteria are described as external geometric, that is, the shape, size, and relationships to surrounding deposits, or internal geometric, which include the grain orientation, grain-size distribution, and cross-stratification.

ISSN: 0010-7980
Serial Title: Contributions to Geology
Serial Volume: 3
Serial Issue: 1
Title: Some criteria for recognition of braided stream deposits
Author(s): Ore, H. Thomas
Pages: 1-14
Published: 1964
Text Language: English
Publisher: University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY, United States
Accession Number: 1964-012823
Categories: Sedimentary petrology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from Bibliography and Index of North American Geology, U. S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA, United States
Update Code: 1964
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