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Carbonates and Evaporites

, Volume 21, Issue 2, pp 170–175 | Cite as

Interpretation of tidal bundles: Two reasons for a paradigm shift

  • Gerald M. FriedmanEmail author
  • Chandan Chakraborty
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Abstract

Two questions are raised with regard to interpretation of tidal bundles. 1. Does the thick-thin alternation of foreset laminae generally represent semi-diurnal tide? 2. Is it a valid inference that the packages of mud-draped foresets, which occur in alternation with packages of foresets devoid of mud-drapes in a cross-set, denote neap periods? Under certain circumstances (1) thick-thin alternation can develop in a diurnal tidal regime, and (2) packages of mud-draped foresets may form during spring periods.

Keywords

Tidal bundle cross-stratification spring-neap cycle tidal periodicity 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Northeastern Science FoundationTroy
  2. 2.Geological Studies UnitIndian Statistical UnitKolkataIndia

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