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Density-driven flows occur in nature and are initiated by density contrast. Salinity and temperature differences are remarkably effective in initiating density-driven flow, which may instigate convective flow. In turn, convective flow is seen by many authors as key for solute and mass transport, which are important processes controlling dolomitization.

Two key dolomitization models rely on the application of density-driven flow concepts: (1) dolomitization by shallow or deep reflux of hypersaline brines in coastal ramp settings; and (2) fault-related dolomitization by the inflow of deep-seated fluids. These dolomitization scenarios are evaluated in this paper to infer plausible architecture, geobody dimensions...

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