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Figure 1. Simple schematic diagrams to show the effect of contemporaneous instability in a prograding shelf margin on cycle thickness and subsurface transport of shallow water sediments to greater depths due to enhanced subsidence rates. Above: prograding stable shelf margin; below: prograding unstable shelf margin. No attempt has been made to describe the lower slope setting, or the role of salt in creating accommodation space on the slope for updip growth fault systems.