Why are cross stratified conglomerates found in deposits of fan deltas? I know that fan deltas are alluvial fans that deposit directly into the sea, hence they are poorly sorted.But could not understand the reason for presence of cross stratified conglomerates.

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    $\begingroup$ Can you share an example? $\endgroup$
    – Antonio
    Apr 25 '18 at 4:43
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    $\begingroup$ are you talking about cross bedding? en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cross-bedding $\endgroup$
    – John
    Apr 25 '18 at 18:55
  • $\begingroup$ It is typical in a delta to find cross bedding, and stratified sediments with a grainsize function of the flow event (seasonal flood, recession) or a stream getting a new flow path - so, fine to coarse alternations are common. Conglomerate is non-sorted. So you have a layer of conglomerate? And what above/under? $\endgroup$
    – marsisalie
    Apr 27 '18 at 14:00

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