Kope and Fairview Ripple Marks : Brown and Adams Counties, Ohio
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Citation:The Ohio Journal of Science. v71 n3 (May, 1971), 129-149
The directional data of cross-laminae and ripple marks in the Kope and Fairview Formations in Brown and Adams Counties, Ohio, show no statistically significant difference in mean orientation. The prevailing paleocurrent direction was towards the northnorthwest. A significant difference, however, exists between the wave lengths of the ripples in the Kope and Fairview. Ripple marks are larger in the Kope Formation and gradually decrease in size upward into the overlying Fairview Formation. This may well have resulted from gradual local shallowing of the Cincinnatian sea as carbonate detritus accumulated. The ripple marks are interpreted to have been formed by currents and modified by waves.
Author Institution: Rennsselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, N. Y. ; Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois
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