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Dynamics of gravel in the superficial sediments of the Flemish Banks, southern North Sea
Tytgat, J. (1989). Dynamics of gravel in the superficial sediments of the Flemish Banks, southern North Sea, in: Henriet, J.-P. et al. (Ed.) The Quaternary and Tertiary geology of the Southern Bight, North Sea. pp. 217-228
In: Henriet, J.-P.; De Moor, G.; De Batist, M. (Ed.) (1989). The Quaternary and Tertiary geology of the Southern Bight, North Sea. Ministry of Economic Affairs. Belgian Geological Survey: Brussel. 241 pp., more

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    Although it is obvious that the gravels in the Flemish Banks consist of three main deposits, it is very hard to stake them out. Due to the Holocene marine transgressions the gravels are becoming a mixture of southern corning, Rhine and Meuse, and local clasts. In consequence of the tidal stream generated erosion, a coarse gravelly lag deposit develops in the interbank channels. Both grain-size and petrographic data demonstrate gravel paths leaving these channels. They indicate a net NNE transport of fine gravel oblique to the crest of the ridges.

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