of turbidites has been tectonically rotated until almost vertical. Beds
young towards the right. Note the continuous, parallel-sided beds. Resistant
beds are sandstone; eroded beds are hemipelagic mudstone. The beds thicken
upwards - note the thick resistant sandstone bed on the right.
What may this upward thickening represent in terms of changing sedimentary facies?
|image credit: Roger Suthren. Silurian, Kirkcudbright, SW Scotland|
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