Unit: Recent sediments

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annotated image

These structures are exposed only at low tide, on sandy tidal flats.

  • Are these structures symmetrical or asymmetrical in cross section?
  • They show another diagnostic feature: look carefully at this photograph, then at the annotated image.
  • How did these structures form? By wave or current action?

Scale: The compass (above the blue bar) is 10 cm long

Grid reference: 859 291 at low tide

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