shoreface

shoreface

[′shȯr‚fās]
(geology)
The narrow, steeply sloping zone between the seaward limit of the shore at low water and the nearly horizontal offshore zone.
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While the Torok Formation was deposited on the floor of the deep basin, the younger Nanushuk Formation was deposited in shallow water and includes potential reservoirs in deltaic, shoreface, and fluvial sandstones.
The conglomerate and sandstone lithofacies associations were deposited by channels and shoreface processes, whereas coastal processes in delta-plain setting deposited overbank fines lithofacies association (including coal).
Stratigraphic trends in molluscan paleoecology in storm-generated shell beds from the lower shoreface deposits of the Pliocene Dainichi Formation.
Forms intervals that range in thickness from 20 cm to 2.5 m Depositional Facies Structure/fossil/ setting/ code mineralogy Environment Sm Massive, over 90% Shoreface setting/ quartz, >5% feldspars, Shallow marine micas and rock fragments.
Importance of shoreface sand ridges as habitat for fishes off the northeast coast of the United States.
Al-Aasm, "Distribution of diagenetic alterations in siliciclastic shoreface deposits within a sequence stratigraphic framework: evidence from the Upper Jurassic, Boulonnais, NW France," Journal of Sedimentary Research, vol.
Stratigraphic evolution from shoreface to shelf-indenting channel depositional systems during transgression: Insights from the lower Pliocene Sua Member of the basal Upper Onzole Formation, Borbon Basin, northwest Ecuador.
These sediments correspond to very shallow upper shoreface to foreshore carbonate environments.
The influence of cryogenic processes on the erosional Arctic shoreface. Journal of Coastal Research 24(1):110-121.
At the time of deposition of Winameg and Lyle's ridges, this area would have been the shallow shoreface of the early Lake Maumee (Figs.