GRADED-BED SEQUENCES EMPLACED BY TURBIDITY CURRENTS NORTH OF 20°N IN THE PACIFIC, ATLANTIC AND MEDITERRANEAN1

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    Lamont-Doherty Geological Observatory Contribution No. 1782.

ABSTRACT

All core evidence supports the conclusion that abyssal plains are sites of graded-bed sequences deposited from turbidity flows. The deposits appear to be present-day equivalents of thin- to medium-bedded, graded, flysch-type sands and silts of many ancient geosynclines and sedimentary basins.

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