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cross-stratification

  1. An arrangement of sediment strata deposited at an angle to the main stratification. The most common type of cross-stratification is produced by the migration of sand dunes or ripples.
  2. ◆ Cross-stratification in which the individual strata are greater than 1 cm (0.39 inch) in thickness is called cross-bedding.
  3. ◆ Cross-stratification in which the individual strata are less than 1 cm (0.39 inch) in thickness is called cross-lamination.


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To this diagonal arrangement the name of "false or cross stratification" has been given.

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