A current that existed at some time in the geological past, as inferred from the features of sedimentary rocks.
More example sentences
- Imbricated clasts indicate eastward palaeocurrents away from the metamorphic complex.
- The variability of palaeocurrents, however, suggests that the fault zone was not a major topographic feature and may have been below sea-level.
- The latter is more consistent with the southeasterly palaeocurrents of the Castlegate Sandstone.
Definition of paleocurrent in:
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