By William R. Dickinson (auth.), Karen L. Kleinspehn, Chris Paola (eds.)

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Recent work indicates that Paleogene turbidites of the Barbados Ridge were derived mainly from longitudinal drainage of an evolving orogenic system along tectonic strike in South America (Kasper and Larue 1986). R. Dickinson lie along tectonic strike by a combination of sedimentological and tectonic processes. In both cases, tectonic processes are by far the most important volumetrically. 9A, turbidites of mixed provenance from a collision orogen (Fig. 5) are dispersed longitudinally along the trench floor.

Traditional methods include measuring changes in paleocurrent directions, facies patterns, grain-size trends, and gravel or sandstone compositions (Miall 1984). These traditional approaches are not without problems. Deformatfon of a basin or its wholesale displacement subsequent to the time of deposition can make provenance data difficult to interpret. In addition, to use paleocurrent and facies data effectively, adequate exposures and detailed chronostratigraphic correlations are needed because several different depositional systems may be found in the basin over time.

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