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palaeocurrent

Line breaks: palaeo|current
Pronunciation: /ˈpalɪəʊkʌrənt
 
, ˈpeɪ-/
(US paleocurrent)

Definition of palaeocurrent in English:

noun

A current which existed at some time in the geological past, as inferred from the features of sedimentary rocks.
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.

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