transgressive deposit

transgressive deposit

[tranz′gres·iv di′päz·ət]
(geology)
Sediment deposited during transgression of the sea or during subsidence of the land.
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In all these settings, the transgressive deposits are characterized by an abrupt appearance of microbially-mediated carbonates, either as oolites--e.
The base of the transgressive deposits does not outcrop in the section, but the regressive part of the cycle is well represented by units C and D.
However several authors recognized the presence of transgressive deposits, suggesting the possibility of redefinition of the parasequence concept to include those deposits (Arnott, 1995).