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Tidal transverse bars building up a longitudinal sand body (Middle Eocene, Belgium)
Houthuys, R.; Gullentops, F. (1988). Tidal transverse bars building up a longitudinal sand body (Middle Eocene, Belgium), in: de Boer, P.L. et al. (Ed.) Tide-influenced sedimentary environments and facies. Extended versions of papers presented at the Symposium on Classic Tidal Deposits, held August 1985 in Utrecht, Netherlands. pp. 153-166
In: de Boer, P.L. et al. (Ed.) (1988). Tide-influenced sedimentary environments and facies. Extended versions of papers presented at the Symposium on Classic Tidal Deposits, held August 1985 in Utrecht, Netherlands. D. Reidel Publishing: Dordrecht. ISBN 90-277-2622-1. ix, 530 pp., more

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  • Gullentops, F.

Abstract
    In the Middle Eocene shallow-marine Brussels Sands a long sand body is partly exposed, bordering a channel which marks the erosional base of the Formation. This 'Kraaiberg' facies shows a uniform sequence of metre-scale tabular, cross-bedded sets. Foresets dip parallel to the main axis of the sand body. The sedimentary structures suggest that the sand body was deposited during a short period, built up by a series of large, transverse bars. Their migration was governed by strongly asymmetrical tidal currents and was also affected by occasional storm erosion.

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