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Sediment Wave Field (Geoform)

Component: Geoform

Unique Identifier: 150

Geoform Origin Geologic
Geoform Sediment Wave Field


Description
Definition An area of wave-like bedforms in sand or other unconsolidated material which are formed by the action of tides, currents, or waves. These bedforms range from centimeters to meters in size and may be superimposed on larger features. Sand waves lack the deep scour associated with dunes or megaripples (Bates and Jackson 1984).