Abstract

Flute marks and transverse scour marks grow as the result of a larger rate of erosion within the marks than on the surrounding bed. It is shown, by introducing the ratio of erosion rates obtained from experiments, that the minimum thickness of mud removed prior to the deposition of a turbidite sandstone is of the order of magnitude of the amplitude of the scour markings on the base of the bed.

First Page Preview

First page PDF preview
You do not currently have access to this article.