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pro·grade

(prō'grād),
In the normal direction of flow, in contrast with retrograde.
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Further, both of these spots showed similar rapidly prograding longitudinal drifts with respect to System 3.
The Yellow River Delta is characterised by extensive coverage of saline soils, a high proportion of which occurs in the most actively prograding areas in conjunction with recently formed estuarine wetlands.
A depositional model for storm- and tide-influenced prograding siliciclastic shorelines from the Middle Devonian of the central Appalachian foreland basin, USA.
Dramatic landscape change during this period, as sea levels stabilised and coastal plains began prograding seaward, with the decline of the Big Swamp Phase, was accompanied by important cultural changes.
During the Olympia interglacial period most of the basin was filled with sediment and then subsequently excavated during the Fraser Glaciation, except for a group of isolated banks; the southern basin was partially filled by the prograding Fraser River Delta during the Holocene.
Contemporaneously micritic (cryptocrystalline) limestones of the Saarde Formation accumulated in the neighbourhood in the north as prograding side-fillings of distal shallow shelf (Nestor & Einasto 1997).
The biogenic carbonate was deposited in prograding clinoforms at rates exceeding 50 cm/1000 y, matching or exceeding top rates downslope from large coralgal reefs.
This volume commemorates the eclectic research of Douglas James Shearman into evaporites, which was initiated by his studies of the prograding UAE coastal sabkhas or salt flats that incorporate evaporite minerals which displace and replace earlier carbonate sediments.
Palaeozoic subcrop and deep anticlinal closures; * Jurassic reactivated tilted fault blocks and inversion structures; and * Cretaceous clastic stratigraphic plays in prograding shelf sands (Puffin Formation and Darwin Radiolarite).
Stratigraphic successions in the Nyalau Formation form repetitive high frequency, regressive-transgressive cycles bounded by flooding surfaces, consisting of a basal coarsening upward, wave-dominated shoreface facies succession (representing a prograding barrier shoreface and/or beach-strandplain) which is sharply overlain by fluvio-tidal channel, estuarine bay or tide-dominated delta facies successions (representing more inshore, tide-influenced coastal depositional environments).
These examples were all rapidly prograding in their zones, and there is evidence that they may have arisen from vigorous local eddying.
The shelf edge suffered erosion resulting in the truncation of the prograding sediments.