Reconstructing flow properties and depositional environment from sole marks: The first field test

Dr Jaco Baas- Royal Hoilloway, Bangor University

Bedforms and their primary current stratification are used routinely as indicator of flow type and flow strength. It has recently been advocated that sole marks could be used in a similar way, particularly for depositional, non-bypassing, flows. This presentation reveals, for the first time, that predictable relationships exist between sole mark type and size, flow type, deposit type, and depositional environment, based on field data from the Aberystwyth Grits Group (Silurian, West Wales, U.K.)