depositional strike

depositional strike

[‚dep·ə′zish·ən·əl ′strīk]
(geology)
Sedimentary deposits that are continuous laterally on a gently sloping surface.
References in periodicals archive ?
To reconstruct our absolute depth gradient, we needed to establish three points of reference: 1) depositional strike, the orientation of facies belts relative to shoreline, which allowed determination of depositional dip, the direction of most rapid change in depth-related facies components, 2) position of the shoreline and 3) depth of the deepest-water facies.