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herringbone cross-bedding

Michael Allaby

in A Dictionary of Geology and Earth Sciences

Fourth edition

Published in print January 2013 | ISBN: 9780199653065
Published online September 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191744334
herringbone cross-bedding

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A form of cross-bedding (see cross-stratification) in which the *foresets in successive sets are directed in opposite directions, so producing a structure which somewhat resembles the bones of a fish. The bipolar orientation of foresets seen in herringbone cross-bedding is commonly generated by the reversing currents developed in many tidal environments....

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Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography

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