Focus on Sedimentary Environments

Pleistocene marine carbonate sands

The Miami Limestone, Florida

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Outcrops of the Miami Limestone along Bayshore Drive. Scale is approx. 16 cm high.


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Current direction

The outcrop runs approximately SW-NE.

Examine the sedimentary structures, which are exposed in 3 dimensions, and represent shallow marine bedforms. Which way was the current flowing when these structures were formed?

towards north
towards northeast
towards east
towards southeast
towards south
towards southwest
towards west
towards northwest

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