Dictionary of Geotourism

2020 Edition
| Editors: Anze Chen, Young Ng, Erkuang Zhang, Mingzhong Tian

Bedding Plane

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2538-0_147

A bedding plane is the interface between different sedimentary layers, and it represents a sedimentary discontinuity or an erosion surface. A bedding plane has no impact on the bed thickness; it mainly reflects the existence of a difference in the material and structure between the overlying and underlying strata. Bedding planes can be horizontal or inclined and can be linear, curved or wavy.

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