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Cyclic Sedimentation

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Figure 36--Modified version of a platform depositional model after Wilson (1970) and Armstrong (1974). Seven basic contemporaneous depositional environments are shown, including subtidal marine deposition most distant from shore, through facies representing coastal and an emergent continental environment. Environments are numbered as described in Table 2.

Brachiopods, Bryozoans, and Echinoderms in Clearwater--low-energy marine, High energy--marine, and Moderately restricted--shallow lagoon. Ostracods in Moderately restricted--shallow lagoon and Highly-restricted-lagoon to tidal flat zones.

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Kansas Geological Survey, Cyclic Sedimentation
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Web version Oct. 2004. Original publication date Oct. 1980.