clinoform

clinoform

[′klī·nə‚fȯrm]
(geology)
A subaqueous landform, such as the continental slope of the ocean or the foreset bed of a delta.
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Sedimentary features of the Yangtze River-derived along-shelf clinoform deposit in the East China Sea.
The well would try out the Kvalross prospect that has substantial oil and gas resource potential within the lower Triassic Klappmyss Formation clinoform reservoir, and the Kvaltann prospect, which has additional oil potential within a mid-late Triassic Snadd Formation channel.
Near offset or proximal sector it includes some clinoform set which has been separated by internal downlap surfaces and are not faulted.
Additional factors, such as draping by overlying Maastrichtian clinoform units, may e xplain the different seismic character of the erosion surface.
Kvalross will target a new play of Lower Triassic clinoform reservoirs within a megaclosure.
The Castellon Sands do not show in seismic profiles true clinoform delta geometries and can probably best interpreted as a broad, multichannel distal fluvial plain passing longitudinally into a siliciclastic coastal plain- continental shelf complex when the siliciclastic input from the Ebro basin was small and was reworked by the strong longshore marine currents which existed during the Tortonian in the Mediterranean.
Steel, "Origin and sequential development of Upper Badenian-Sarmatian clinoforms in the Carpathian Foredeep Basin, SE Poland," Geologica Carpathica, vol.
(2011): Compositional changes in sigmoidal carbonate clinoforms (Late Tithonian, eastern Sardinia, Italy): insights from quantitative microfacies analyses.
The interbedded sandstones, and shale of Mianwali Formation might represent the prograding clinoforms and/or topsets.
Yellow, fine-grained, thinly bedded quartzose sandstones with primary stratification dipping S at 13[degrees] (clinoforms) on a ESE-facing cliff; cliff face inclined ESE at 78[degrees], passing to a shallow rock-shelter.
The biogenic carbonate was deposited in prograding clinoforms at rates exceeding 50 cm/1000 y, matching or exceeding top rates downslope from large coralgal reefs.
The formation is 130 m thick in Chutok Nala and is comprised of two distinct lithological units; the lower unit is medium-bedded limestone with interbeds of clinoforms of massive, carbonate breccia, while the upper unit is thin bedded, fossiliferous limestone.