graded bedding


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graded bedding

[¦grād·əd ′bed·iŋ]
(geology)
A stratification in which each stratum displays a gradation in the size of grains from coarse below to fine above.
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Fourth bed is brownish in color and has graded bedding, with fining upward sequence.
There are overall 6 smaller cycles of graded bedding (fining upward sequence).
Horizontal to slightly inclined burrows and graded bedding are found in some thin sections.
At places filaments exhibit bedding parallel orientation and graded bedding (Fig.
SWB is generally recognized by sharp erosional bases, graded bedding, hummocky cross bedding, bioturbation, intraclast lags, winnowed shell and suspension load deposits (Mohseni and Asim, 2006; Nichlos, 2009; Neumann et al.