Calcareous Tempestites: Storm-dominated Stratification in Upper Muschelkalk Limestones (Middle Trias, SW-Germany)

  • T. Aigner


Storm-induced high energy events dominate stratification phenomena in Upper Muschelkalk epicontinental carbonates. Within storm beds (tempestites) diagnostic sedimentological and paleoecological features show an orderly gradation from bottom to top and from proximal to distal facies. This concept has implications for basin analysis, stratigraphy, paleoecology and diagenesis.


Sheet Sandstone Mixed Fauna Convolute Bedding Calcareous Turbidite Epifaunal Bivalve 
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