Depositional environments

Code AEOL_FLUV Name Aeolian Fluvial Environment Aeolian Lake/Lacustrine Environment Aeolian Wadi/Sabkha Environment Aeolian/Eolian Environment Parent Code AEOL Description An environment of deposition from rivers or relatively large streams in the Aeolian environment Inland water environment body in the Aeolian

AEOL_LAKE AEOL_WADI_SBKH AEOL

AEOL AEOL SILC_CLST

Salt-flat in the Aeolian environment Environment characterized by eroding, transporting, and depositing wind activity. A sloping, fan-shaped body of coarse material deposited by a stream at the place where it emerges from an upland into a broad valley or a plain. A strip of relatively flat land bordering an alluvial stream, underlain by overbank deposits. An environment of deposition from a river or stream. Area around alluvial stream of watersaturated ground supporting trees, shrubs and grasses. High density stacking of channels in the deep water intraslope basin environment. High density stacking of sheet deposits in the deep water intraslope basin environment. An anastomosed channel which is no longer active, but may be filled with deposits. An anastomosed river channel. Small channel cutting across the levee of an anastomosed channel. An environment of deposition by outwash from a break through the levee of the outer bend of an anastomosed channel. Multi-channel rivers that have relatively low gradients, deep and narrow channels, and stable banks A raised embankment deposited along the shore of an anastomosed channel. Lagoon side back of the carbonate reef core. The seaward portion of a barrier coast that lies above the high tide level and in front of the barrier crest. The seaward portion of a barrier coast that lies between low and high tide levels, characterized by temporary accumulations of sand. Small delta forming on the seaward side of a barrier island, deposited in the falling water portion of the tidal cycle Small delta forming on the landward side of a barrier island, deposited in the rising water portion of the tidal cycle A shallow body of salt or brackish water, partly or completely separated from a sea or lake by a barrier island.

ALUV_FAN

Alluvial Fan Environment

ALUV_SEDM

ALUV_FLPL

Alluvial Flood Plain/Basins Environment Alluvial Sediments Environment

ALUV_SEDM

ALUV_SEDM

CONT

ALUV_SWMP TRANS_INSL_AMLG_CHNL

Alluvial Swamp Environment Amalgamated Channels Environment Amalgamated Sheets Environment Anastomosed Abandoned Channel Environment Anastomosed Channel Environment Anastomosed Crevasse Channel Environment Anastomosed Crevasse Splay Environment

ALUV_SEDM TRANS_DEEP_NOFAN_I NSL TRANS_DEEP_NOFAN_I NSL ANST ANST ANST

TRANS_INSL_AMLG_SHEET ANST_ABND_CHNL ANST_CHNL ANST_CRVS_CHNL

ANST_CRVS_SPLAY

ANST

ANST

Anastomosed Environment

ALUV_SEDM

ANST_LEVEE CARB_BACK_REEF TRANS_BARR_BACK_SHORE

Anastomosed Levee Environment Back Reef Environment Barrier Island Backshore Environment

ANST CARB_REEF TRANS_BARR

TRANS_BARR_BEACH

Barrier Island Beach Environment

TRANS_BARR

TRANS_BARR_EBB_DELTA

Barrier Island Ebb Tidal Delta Environment Barrier Island Flood Tidal Delta Environment

TRANS_BARR

TRANS_BARR_FLOOD_DELTA

TRANS_BARR

TRANS_BARR_LAGN

Barrier Island Lagoon Environment

TRANS_BARR

TRANS_BARR_MARSH

Barrier Island Marsh/Swamp Environment

TRANS_BARR

Periodically wet or continually flooded flats in the barrier coast zone with the surface very shallowly submerged; covered dominantly with sedges, cattails, rushes, or other hydrophytic plants. Relatively level area of fine grained material in a barrier coast, alternately covered and uncovered by the tide or covered by shallow water, and barren of vegetation. Transverse channel across a barrier island, which permits water to sweep in and out of the lagoon. A fan-like deposit of sand washed over a barrier island during a storm. Ridge of sand paralleling the shoreline and extending above sea level only slightly. A reef that lies some distance from a continental coast or volcanic island, shielding a lagoon of open water from a few hundred feet to several miles wide lies between the reef and the mainland. The deep center region of a marine basin. The marginal region of a marine basin. A deep marine basin far separated from coastal or submarine fan processes. A delta formed where a river enters an estuarine bay. A shallow body of salt or brackish water in an estuary, partly or completely separated from the sea by barrier islands. The portion of a beach that lies between the mean high-tide level and the zone of sand dunes or undisturbed vegetation. A low, impermanent, nearly horizontal or landward-sloping shelf, ledge, or narrow terrace on the backshore of a barrier beach, deposited by storm waves. The portion of a beach between the mean high and low tide levels. A delta with multiple channels that interweave as a result of repeated bifurcation and convergence of flow around inter-channel bars. A braided stream characterized by excessive deposition of gravel. A braided stream characterized by excessive deposition of sand. A stream characterized by excessive deposition of sand and/or gravel bars so that water flows in many branching and reuniting channels. Environment characterized by deposition of carbonates sediments either biologically or chemically. Sloped outer portion of a carbonate platform or shelf that descends into deep water. A broad, flat region of muddy carbonate sedimentation, covered and uncovered in each tidal cycle. A mud-rich strand plain, occupied by

TRANS_BARR_MUD_FLAT

Barrier Island Mud Flat Environment TRANS_BARR

TRANS_BARR_TIDAL_CHNL

Barrier Island Tidal Channel Environment Barrier Island Washover Fan Environment Barrier Island/Strand Plain Environment

TRANS_BARR

TRANS_BARR_WASH_FAN TRANS_BARR

TRANS_BARR TRANS_RIVER_DELTA

CARB_REEF_CREST_BARR

Barrier Reef Environment

CARB_REEF_CREST

MARN_BASIN_CNTR MARN_BASIN_MRGN TRANS_DEEP_NOFAN_BASIN TRANS_BAY_HEAD_DELTA

Basin Center Environment Basin Margin Environment Basin Plain Environment Bay Head Delta Environment

MARN MARN TRANS_DEEP_NOFAN TRANS_ESTU

TRANS_BAY_LAGN

Bay/Bay Lagoon Environment

TRANS_ESTU

TRANS_BEACH_BACK_SHORE Beach Backshore Environment

TRANS_BARR_BEACH

TRANS_BEACH_BERM

Beach Berm/Coastal Dune Environment Beach Foreshore Environment

TRANS_BARR_BEACH

TRANS_BEACH_FORE_SHORE

TRANS_BARR_BEACH

TRANS_BRAID_DELTA

Braid Delta Environment

TRANS

BRAID_GRVL BRAID_SAND

Braided Gravelly Environment Braided Sandy Environment

BRAID_STRM BRAID_STRM

BRAID_STRM

Braided Streams Environment

ALUV_SEDM

CARB

Carbonate Environment

ENVI

CARB_SLOPE CARB_TIDAL_FLAT TRANS_CHEN_PLAIN

Carbonate Slope Environment Carbonate Tidal Flat Environment Chenier Plain Environment

CARB CARB TRANS_RIVER_DELTA

cheniers and intervening mud-flats with marsh and swamp vegetation. BRAID_CHUT_BAR TRANS_BARR_COAST_DUNE Chute Bar Environment Coastal Dune/Berm Environment BRAID_SAND TRANS_BARR A bar deposited in chute-like shape in a sandy braided stream. A small terrace in the backshore area of the barrier coast with its terrace facing seaward. A low, broad plain that has as its lower margin an oceanic shore and its strata horizontal or gently dipping toward the sea, and generally represents an area of recently prograded continental sediment. Channel in the deep water fan environment. A sediment gravity flow in which fine sediment and fluids support large particles in a deep water fan. A long, broad low ridge or embankment of sediments beside and parallel to a fan channel in a deep water fan. A contiguous deposit in a deep water fan within a localized area, bounded by converging stratigraphic surfaces at the distal extremity of the fan. A level, low-lying area adjacent to streams that is periodically flooded by stream water in the deep fan environment. Portion of the deep fan environment at the outermost limit of influence of continental conditions. A lake having subenvironments segregated by depth. An offshore environment where water depths exceed approximately 600 feet [200 m], the approximate water depth at the edge of the continental shelf The seaward portion of a river delta, sloping downward into the basin at an angle steeper the delta plain. a Periodically wet or continually flooded area around a tidal stream, of saturated to shallowly submerged ground supporting trees, shrubs and grasses. Sand bars deposited at the mouth of a distributary channel in the river delta environment. The level or nearly level portion of a river delta; a flood plain characterized by repeated channel bifurcation and divergence, multiple distributary channels, and interdistributary flood basins. A flat area of deposition of outwash material from breaks in the channel levees in a river delta. An environment of deposition at the mouth of a river, where flow velocity decreases as it enters a body of standing water. A long, broad low ridge or embankment of sediments beside and parallel to a fan channel in the distal portion of a deep water fan. The portion of a deep water fan formed farthest from the source area. A river branch that flows away from a main

TRANS_COAST_PLAIN

Coastal Plain Environment

TRANS

TRANS_DEEP_FAN_CHNL TRANS_DEEP_FAN_DEBR

Deep Fan Channel Environment Deep Fan Debris Flow Environment

TRANS_DEEP_FAN TRANS_DEEP_FAN

TRANS_DEEP_FAN_LEVEE

Deep Fan Levee Environment

TRANS_DEEP_FAN

TRANS_DEEP_FAN_LOBE

Deep Fan Lobe Environment

TRANS_DEEP_FAN

TRANS_DEEP_FAN_OVBA

Deep Fan Overbank Environment

TRANS_DEEP_FAN

TRANS_DEEP_FAN_TRANS

Deep Fan Transition Environment

TRANS_DEEP_FAN

DEEP_LAKE

Deep Lake Environment

LAKE

TRANS_DEEP_WATER

Deep Water Environment

TRANS

TRANS_DELTA_FRONT

Delta Front Environment

TRANS_RIVER_DELTA

TRANS_TIDAL_MARSH

Delta Marsh/Swamp Environment

TRANS_RIVER_TIDAL

TRANS_MOUTH_BAR

Delta Mouth Bar Environment

TRANS_RIVER_DELTA

TRANS_DELTA_PLAIN

Delta Plain Environment

TRANS_RIVER_DELTA

TRANS_SPLAY

Delta Splay Environment

TRANS_RIVER_DELTA

TRANS_RIVER_DELTA

Deltaic/River Delta Environment

TRANS

TRANS_DEEP_DSTL_LEVEE

Distal Fan Levee Environment

TRANS_DEEP_FAN_LEV EE TRANS_DEEP_FAN TRANS_RIVER_DELTA

TRANS_DEEP_DSTL_FAN TRANS_DIST_CHNL

Distal/Lower Fan Environment Distributary Channel Environment

channel and does not rejoin it in the river delta environment. DUNE_BRCH DUNE_DOME Dune Barchan Environment Dune Dome Environment DUNE DUNE A crescent-shaped sand dune with horns pointing downwind. Mound of sand that is circular or elliptical in shape, with no slip-faces; may be formed by the modification of stationary barchans. A heap of sand or other loose sediment accumulated by wind. A large, sharp-crested, longitudinal dune or chain of sand dunes. If unmodified, the crest, in profile, commonly consists of a succession of curved slip faces produced by strong, but infrequent cross winds. A long dune parallel to the direction of the prevailing wind. A sand dune with a long, scoop-shaped form, convex in the downwind direction so that its horns point upwind, whose ground plan, when perfectly developed, approximates the form of a parabola. A large, irregularly shaped, commonly thin, surficial mantle of eolian sand, lacking the discernible slip faces that are common on dunes. Large pyramidal or star-shaped dune with three or more sinuous radiating ridges from a central peak of sand. This dune has 3 or more slip faces. Produced by variable winds. This dune does not migrate along the ground, but does grow vertically. A dune of fine mineral dust. A very asymmetric sand dune elongated perpendicular to the prevailing wind direction, having a gentle windward slope and a steep leeward slope standing at or near the angle of repose of sand; it generally forms in areas of sparse vegetation. The sum of all the effects of external conditions (physical, chemical and biological) on sedimentary deposits. TRANS_ESTU TRANS_ESTU A major passageway or conduit for the flow of water through the uppermost landward portion of the estuary environment. A level, low-lying land area adjacent to an estuary, that is periodically flooded. A sand bar deposited by lateral accretion on the inner shore of a meander loop in the uppermost landward portion of the estuary environment. An outwash of material from crevasse channels on the outer bend of a fluvial channel in the uppermost landward portion of the estuary environment. A sand bar deposited by lateral accretion on the inner shore of a meander loop of an estuary, showing indications of tidal fluctuation. A longitudinal sand bar in the funnel portion of an estuary, influenced by tidal fluctuation. A transverse channel across a barrier island or jetty at the mouth of an estuary, which

DUNE

Dune Environment

AEOL

DUNE_LINR_SEIF

Dune Linear/Seif Environment

DUNE_LONG

DUNE_LONG

Dune Longitudinal Environment

DUNE

DUNE_PARBL

Dune Parabolic Environment

DUNE

DUNE_SHEET

Dune Sheet Environment

DUNE

DUNE_STAR

Dune Star Environment

DUNE

DUNE_STRK

Dune Streak Environment

DUNE

DUNE_TRNV

Dune Transverse Environment

DUNE

ENVI

Environment Estuarine Fluvial Channel Environment Estuarine Fluvial Overbank/Fluvial Floodplain Environment Estuarine Fluvial Point Bar Environment

TRANS_FLUV_CHNL TRANS_FLUV_OVBK

TRANS_FLUV_POINT_BAR

TRANS_ESTU

TRANS_FLUV_SPLAY

Estuarine Fluvial Splay Environment TRANS_ESTU

TRANS_ESTU_POINT_BAR

Estuarine Point Bar Environment

TRANS_ESTU

TRANS_ESTU_TIDAL_BAR

Estuarine Tidal Bar Environment

TRANS_ESTU

TRANS_ESTU_TIDAL_INLET

Estuarine Tidal Inlet Environment

TRANS_ESTU

permits water to sweep in and out. TRANS_ESTU Estuary/Estuarine Environment TRANS_RIVER_DELTA The mouth of a flooded river valley, usually depositing fine-grained sediments in the brackish water . A deep-water, cone- or fan-shaped body of clastic sediment located seaward of large river deltas or submarine canyons. A body of alluvium, nearly flat and fanshaped, deposited at or near the mouth of a mountain canyon where it enters a body of relatively quiet water. Ocean side front of the carbonate reef core. A reef that is closely attached to the shore. There is no lagoon or open water between the reef and the land upon which it is attached. Environment in area affected by a glacier. A valley developed by rejuvenated erosion downward into the substrate, beginning at the coastline and progressing upstream. Open areas of shallow water within an active delta between interdistributary channels. Relatively sunken part of the interdune. The relatively flat surface, whether sandfree or sand-covered, between dunes. An embankment of sediments deposited along the shore of a channel in the deep water intraslope basin environment. A level area of fine-grained deposition adjacent to intraslope channels formed by flow escaping from channel levees. An environment of deposition within an intraslope depression in deep water not associated with a submarine fan. A prograding body of sediment formed at the mouth of a stream coming into a lake. A flat area of mud deposition at the shore of a lake. A level or nearly level area that occupies the lowest part of a completely closed lake basin and that is covered with water at irregular intervals of distance and time, forming a temporary lake. The environment at the junction of land with a lake. Lake environment. A sand bar deposited in longitudinal orientation in a sandy braided stream. The lower part of the zone of marine coastline between mean low-tide level and normal wave base, offshore from the zone of longshore bars. Environments of deposition from sea water. A meandering channel which is no longer active, but only contains standing water or sediment fill. The major fluvial channel in a meandering channel environment.

TRANS_DEEP_FAN

Fan Environment

TRANS_DEEP_WATER

TRANS_FAN_DELTA CARB_FORE_REEF

Fan-Delta Environment Fore Reef Environment

TRANS CARB_REEF

CARB_REEF_CREST_FRNG

Fringing Reef Environment

CARB_REEF_CREST

GLCL TRANS_INCS_VALY

Glacial Environment Incised Valley Environment

SILC_CLST TRANS

TRANS_INTER_DIST_BAY INTER_DUNE_DEPR INTER_DUNE

Interdistributary Bay Environment Interdune Depression Environment Interdune Environment

TRANS_RIVER_DELTA INTER_DUNE AEOL TRANS_DEEP_NOFAN_I NSL TRANS_DEEP_NOFAN_I NSL

TRANS_INSL_LEVEE

Intraslope Levee Environment

TRANS_INSL_OVBK

Intraslope Overbank Environment Intraslope/Ponded Basin Environment Lake Delta Environment Lake Mudflat Environment

TRANS_DEEP_NOFAN_INSL LAKE_DELTA LAKE_MUD_FLAT

TRANS_DEEP_NOFAN LAKE LAKE

LAKE_PLAYA

Lake Playa Environment

LAKE

LAKE_SHRE LAKE BRAID_LONG_BAR

Lake Shoreline Environment Lake/Lacustrine Environment Longitudinal Bar Environment

LAKE CONT BRAID_SAND

TRANS_SHLW_LOWER_SHORE Lower Shoreface Environment

TRANS_SHLW_SHORE

MARN

Marine Evaporites/Arid Shorelines And Basins Environment Meandering Abandoned Channel Environment Meandering Channel Environment

ENVI

MNDR_ABND_CHNL

MNDR

MNDR_CHNL

MNDR

MNDR_CRVS_CHNL

Meandering Crevasse Channel Environment Meandering Crevasse Splay Environment

MNDR

A small channel cutting across the levee of a meandering channel An environment of deposition of outwash material from crevasse channels on the outer bend of a meandering channel A fluvial environment in which channels are shaped like a series of somewhat regular, loop-like bends. An embankment along the outer shore of a meandering channel loop, formed by overbank flow The abandoned bow-shaped or horseshoeshaped part of a former meander loop. A sand bar deposited by lateral accretion on the inner shore of a meandering channel loop The middle part of the zone of marine coastline between mean low-tide level and normal wave base, in the zone of longshore bars. Middle portion of a deep water fan, which is dominated by thick proximal sandstone turbidites separated by thin mudstones. A body of carbonate sediment shaped like a low rounded hill built by colonial organisms. A deep water environment which is not associated with a submarine fan. Broad geological term which includes all environments occurring on the surface of continents, i.e. non-marine. A shallow water environment situated offshore on the continental shelf. The portion of coastline between normal and storm wave base. A tall, roughly cylindrical mass of carbonate reef. An environment of deposition seaward of the main delta body in the river delta environment. Embankments of sand adjacent to a submarine channel in the upper, inner portion of a deep water fan. Upper, inner portion of a deep water fan, near the sediment supply, usually depositing coarse, channelized debris flows. An environment of carbonate deposition sloping gently seaward from the foot of the shore face caused by sediments retreating toward the basin. A siliciclastic depositional environment sloping evenly seaward from the shoreface, not associated with a submarine fan. The part of the reef where waves break. Environment in which frame-building organisms producea a raised, subaqueous, shore-parallel ridge on the shallow continental shelf. A shallow sound, channel, pond, or lake separated from the sea by a carbonate reef.

MNDR_CRVS_SPLAY

MNDR

MNDR

Meandering Environment

ALUV_SEDM

MNDR_LEVEE

Meandering Levee Environment

MNDR

MNDR_OXBOW_LAKE MNDR_POINT_BAR

Meandering Oxbow Lake Meandering Point Bar Environment

MNDR MNDR

TRANS_SHLW_MIDL_SHORE

Middle Shoreface Environment

TRANS_SHLW_SHORE

TRANS_DEEP_MIDL_FAN

Middle/Mid/Medial Fan Environment

TRANS_DEEP_FAN

CARB_MOUND TRANS_DEEP_NOFAN

Mound Environment Non-Fan Environment

CARB TRANS_DEEP_WATER

CONT

Nonmarine/Continental Environment SILC_CLST

TRANS_SHLW_OFF_SHORE TRANS_SHLW_TRANS_OFSH CARB_REEF_CREST_PINA

Offshore Environment Offshore-Transition Environment Pinnacle Reef Environment

TRANS_SHLW_WATER TRANS_SHLW_WATER CARB_REEF_CREST

TRANS_PRO_DELTA

Prodelta Environment

TRANS_RIVER_DELTA

TRANS_DEEP_PROX_LEVEE

Proximal Fan Levee Environment

TRANS_DEEP_FAN_LEV EE

TRANS_DEEP_PROX_FAN

Proximal/Upper Fan Environment

TRANS_DEEP_FAN

CARB_RAMP

Ramp Environment

CARB

TRANS_DEEP_NOFAN_RAMP CARB_REEF_CREST

Ramp/Platform Environment Reef Crest Environment

TRANS_DEEP_NOFAN CARB_REEF

CARB_REEF

Reef Environment

CARB

CARB_REEF_LAGN

Reef Lagoon Environment

CARB_REEF

CARB_RIM_SHELF CARB_SABKA

Rimmed Shelf Environment Sabkha Environment

CARB CARB

A relatively flat, shallowly submerged platform or shelf of carbonate deposits with an abrupt, steep edge. Flat environment of carbonate deposition at or slightly above mean high tide level. A wide area of marine flats bordering a lagoon. Evaporite minerals are formed in such areas. A lake which of shallow depth in which subenvironments are segregated laterlly. An environment located in water depths less than approximately 300 feet [100 m]. A large, irregularly shaped, commonly thin, surficial mantle of sand in the deep water intraslope basin environment. The zone of shoreline between mean water level and wave base. Sedimentary environment characterized by silicic deposits, generally sand and shale. An environment of deposition on the continental slope far separated from coastal processes. A deep submarine landslide characterized by the downward slipping of one or more masses of rock or unconsolidated debris along lystric slip surfaces. An environment of submarine canyon. deposition in a

MARN_SABKA

Sabkha Environment

MARN

SHLW_LAKE TRANS_SHLW_WATER

Shallow Lake Environment Shallow Water Environment

LAKE TRANS TRANS_DEEP_NOFAN_I NSL TRANS_SHLW_WATER ENVI TRANS_DEEP_NOFAN

TRANS_INSL_LAYR_SHEET TRANS_SHLW_SHORE SILC_CLST TRANS_DEEP_NOFAN_SLOPE

Sheet/Layered Sheets Environment Shoreface Environment Siliciclastic Environment Slope Environment

TRANS_DEEP_NOFAN_SLUMP

Slump/Mass Transport Complex Environment Submarine Canyon Environment

TRANS_DEEP_NOFAN

TRANS_DEEP_NOFAN_CANY

TRANS_DEEP_NOFAN

TRANS_DEEP_NOFAN_DEBR

Submarine Debris Flow Environment

TRANS_DEEP_NOFAN

A sediment gravity flow in which fine sediment and fluids support large particles in deep water not associated with a submarine fan. A channel in a river delta, which permits water flow to sweep in and out of tidal lagoons. A channel across a tidal delta, which permits water to sweep in and out of an estuary. A delta formed at the mouth of an estuary, dominated by tidal processes. A flat region of muddy and sandy mixed sediment, covered and uncovered in each tidal cycle in the tidal river delta environment. A flat region of muddy sediment, covered and uncovered in each tidal cycle in the tidal river delta environment. A flat region of sandy sediment, covered and uncovered in each tidal cycle in the tidal river delta environment. A large-scale, low, subaqueous ridge of sand parallel to tidal flow in the tidal river delta or tidal shelf environment, that stretches over wide areas of the seabed and is formed in conditions of strong tidal currents. A large-scale, low, subaqueous, ridge of sand, formed parallel to tidal flow on a shallow shelf in the tide-dominated delta environment. A large transverse bar in the deeper water region of the tidal river delta environment,

TRANS_DELTA_TIDAL_CHNL

Tidal Channel Environment

TRANS_RIVER_DELTA

TRANS_RIVER_TIDAL_CHNL TRANS_RIVER_TIDAL

Tidal Delta Channel Environment Tidal Delta Environment

TRANS_RIVER_TIDAL TRANS_RIVER_DELTA

TRANS_TIDAL_MIXED_FLAT

Tidal Delta Mixed Sand/Mud Flat Environment

TRANS_RIVER_TIDAL

TRANS_TIDAL_MUD_FLAT

Tidal Delta Mud Flat Environment

TRANS_RIVER_TIDAL

TRANS_TIDAL_SAND_FLAT

Tidal Delta Sand Flat Environment

TRANS_RIVER_TIDAL

TRANS_TIDAL_SAND_RIDGE

Tidal Sand Ridge Environment

TRANS_RIVER_TIDAL

TRANS_DELTA_SAND_RIDGE

Tidal Sand Ridge Environment

TRANS_RIVER_DELTA

TRANS_TIDAL_SAND_WAVE

Tidal Sandwave Environment

TRANS_RIVER_TIDAL

caused by storms and tidal currents. TRANS Transitional Coasts/Paralic Environment Transverse Bar Environment ENVI Environment in areas where the influence of both continental and marine conditions occur. A sand bar deposited in transverse orientation in a sandy braided stream. The upper part of the zone of marine coastline between mean low-tide level and normal wave base, shoreward of the zone of longshore bars. Sedimentary depositional environment in the proximity of an active volcano.

BRAID_TRNV_BAR

BRAID_SAND

TRANS_SHLW_UPPER_SHORE

Upper Shoreface Environment

TRANS_SHLW_SHORE

VOLC

Volcanic Environment

SILC_CLST

Published by : Yatindra Dutt, M.Sc. Geology University of Pune, india

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