Two new methods of paleocurrent determination from trough cross- stratification.

P. G. Decelles, R. P. Langford, R. K. Schwartz

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Two new methods are presented for the determination of paleocurrent directions from three-dimensional exposures of oblique cuts through individual trough limbs and two-dimensional exposures of sets of trough cross-strata. Three-dimensional exposures of trough limbs can be measured and treated statistically on a stereographic plot to determine the average trough-axis orientation. In two-dimensional exposures, characteristic asymmetry of the basal scour surface and truncation of foreset laminae can aid in estimation, within about 25o, of paleocurrent direction. - from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)629-642
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Sedimentary Petrology
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1983

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)


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