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A turbidite outcropping in Italy


turbid +‎ -ite


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turbidite (plural turbidites)

  1. (geology) Any sedimentary deposit formed by a turbidity current.
    • 1934, Gerald E. Schultz, Geology and Paleontology of a Late Pleistocene Basin in Southwest Kansas, page 232:
      Most of the structures and textures observed at Ponkapoag section have been noted in turbitite and flysch sequences.
    • 2000, Gerhard Einsele, Sedimentary Basins: Evolution, Facies, and Sediment Budget[1], page 221:
      As with siliciclastic turbidites, the maximum thickness of an individual bed is commonly not attained in the neighborhood of the source area, but at some distance downcurrent (Fig. 5.16b); then it decreases distally.
    • 2007, Bernhard Hubmann, Fossil Corals and Sponges: Proceedings of the 9th International Symposium on Fossil Cnidaria and Porifera, Graz 2003:
      They are regarded as distal turbidites and are interbedded with bioclastic limestones and massive breccioid limestones containing blocks of coral colonies and intraclasts that are regarded as proximal turbidites.

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