The Tsunamite Problem

  title={The Tsunamite Problem},
  author={G. Shanmugam},
  journal={Journal of Sedimentary Research},
  • G. Shanmugam
  • Published 1 May 2006
  • Geology
  • Journal of Sedimentary Research
The genetic term tsunamite is used for a potpourri of deposits formed from a wide range of processes (overwash surges, backwash flows, oscillatory flows, combined flows, soft-sediment deformation, slides, slumps, debris flows, and turbidity currents) related to tsunamis in lacustrine, coastal, shallow-marine, and deep-marine environments. Tsunamites exhibit enormous variability of features (e.g., normally graded sand, floating mudstone clasts, hummocky cross stratification, etc.). These… 
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