The study of paleoflow patterns is an essential part of basin analysis. Cross-stratification, both planar and trough, is the principal directional structure used for paleocurrent analysis. Trough cross-stratification is especially characteristic of fluvial deposits, where it is typically formed by the primary current and correlates strongly with the flow direction (Harms and Fahnestock 1965; Wermund 1965; Williams 1968; Barrett 1970; McGowen and Garner 1970; Dott 1973; Michelson and Dott 1973; High and Picard 1974). The only exception, reported by Meckel (1967), is an artifact of an erroneous sampling technique (High and...
Determination of Paleocurrent Direction from Oblique Sections of Trough Cross-Stratification—A Precise Approach
- Share Icon Share
- Search Site
Prabir Dasgupta; Determination of Paleocurrent Direction from Oblique Sections of Trough Cross-Stratification—A Precise Approach. Journal of Sedimentary Research 2002;; 72 (1): 217–219. doi: https://doi.org/10.1306/050401720217
Download citation file: