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Sand ridge

Synonym

Tidal sand wave

Depth of water

Continental shelf

Circumstances

Large scale sand bars at sea floors where strong tidal currents and oceanic currents are passing through such as straits. The shallows at the top of the sand ridges are banks.

Sedimentary facies (Structures)

Foreset cross-stratification inclined in a direction.

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