Paleocurrent Indicators in Deep-Sea Sediment

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Science  30 Mar 1979:
Vol. 203, Issue 4387, pp. 1335-1337
DOI: 10.1126/science.203.4387.1335


The fabric and texture of deep-sea sediments have been used to detect periods of high-velocity bottom-water flow through the Vema Channel in the south-west Atlantic Ocean. In addition, the alignment of the long axis of magnetic grains has been used to indicate the direction of bottom-water flow.