Asked • 04/20/19

Width of strata in stratigraphic column?

I am trying to understand whether there is one "standard" meaning of the width of represented strata in stratigraphic columns, but I can find nothing online or in my geology books. I notice that, sometimes, under stratigraphic columns there can be legenda explaining how the width of the represented strata relates to the measure of the clasts of a conglomerate, but I have also found stratigraphic columns with no stratum of conglomerate or breccia where not all the strata are equally large. Is the width of strata usually an increasing function of the area occupied by the respective stratum? Can width represent other characteristics of the described stratum?

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Paul H. answered • 10/06/20

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PhD in Geology with 15+ years of teaching experience

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