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SUMMARY

Ripple, flaser and lenticular bedding are well known, but for describing profiles, they are not sufficiently defined and subdivided. It is, therefore, the intent of the following text to present such a definition and classification.

The classification contains the following main bedding types and intermediary types (Fig.1):

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  • 1
    Cross-bedding with flasers.
  • 2
    Flaser bedding, subdivided in: (a) simple flaser bedding; (b) bifurcated flaser bedding; (c) wavy flaser bedding; (d) bifurcated wavy flaser bedding.
  • 3
    Wavy bedding.
  • 4
    Lenticular bedding with thick or flat lenses, subdivided in: (a) continuous lenticular bedding (with connected lenses); (b) broken lenticular bedding (with single lenses).