Parsons et al. (2002) have discussed an experimental study of turbidite fan deposits for understanding lobe switching. Because of the perceived importance of turbidite lobes in hydrocarbon reservoirs (Shanmugam and Moiola 1991), this experimental study could be of value to the oil industry. Also, experimental studies are the primary means of unraveling the complexities of the process dynamics of turbidity currents and their deposits. This is because the other two options, namely, (1) direct observations of turbidity currents in the deep sea (e.g., Shepard et al. 1979) and (2) attempts to understand turbidity currents and their fan...

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