Fan-deltas and braid deltas: Varieties of coarse-grained deltas

@article{Mcpherson1987FandeltasAB,
  title={Fan-deltas and braid deltas: Varieties of coarse-grained deltas},
  author={J. Mcpherson and G. Shanmugam and R. J. Moiola},
  journal={Geological Society of America Bulletin},
  year={1987},
  volume={99},
  pages={331-340}
}
Two types of coarse-grained deltas are recognized: fan-deltas and braid deltas. Fan-deltas are gravel-rich deltas formed where an alluvial fan is deposited directly into a standing body of water from an adjacent highland. They occupy a space between the highland (usually a fault-bounded margin) and the standing body of water. In contrast, braid deltas (here introduced) are gravel-rich deltas that form where a braided fluvial system progrades into a standing body of water. Braid deltas have no… Expand
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