Soft-sediment Sandstone Structures in Guadalupe National Park

Soft-sediment Sandstone Structures in Guadalupe National Park

These soft-sediment structures in Guadalupe National Park, Texas, are made of yellowish sandstone from the Permian Period. They mark the presence of what could have possibly been deep-water basins that were disturbed by turbidity currents - downward water flows caused by an increased density of sediments.

Soft-sediment Sandstone Structures in Guadalupe National Park

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Shi Xuhua