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SEDIMENTS CEMENT
SOFT BOTTOM SEDIMENTS
NUSHAGAK BAY
VOLCANIC MATERIAL
LANDSLIDES
SUBSIDENCE
WATER COLUMN
JURASSIC SEDIMENTS
SILURIAN SEDIMENTS
SOFT SEDIMENTS
AQUATIC SEDIMENTS
ACCRETIONARY WEDGE
GLACIAL SEDIMENTS
SUBDUCTED SEDIMENTS
VOLCANIC ROCKS
TERRIGENOUS SEDIMENTS
STREAM SEDIMENTS
FINE-GRAINED SEDIMENTS
CONTINENTAL SEDIMENTS
CLASTIC SEDIMENTS
ORIGINAL SEDIMENTS
SCOOPING
FORM SEDIMENTARY ROCKS
TERTIARY SEDIMENTS
OCEAN SEDIMENTS
SURFACE SEDIMENTS
RIVER SEDIMENTS
DEEP-SEA SEDIMENTS
LAKE SEDIMENTS
TOPOGRAPHY
WEST ANTARCTICA
GLACIERS
ALGAE
SEA LEVEL
TRIBUTARIES
BORON
EASTWARD
DIAMONDS
WEDGE
UPSTREAM
UPLIFT
WIND
KEROGEN
FOSSIL FUELS
ILLITE
QUARTZ
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Definitions

  1. Sediments, the top layer of material on a tectonic plate, that accumulate and deform where oceanic and continental plates collide.
  2. Sediments are seldom composed entirely of silt but rather are a mixture of clay, silt, and sand. (Web site)
  3. Sediments are most often transported by water (fluvial processes) transported by wind (aeolian processes) and glaciers. (Web site)
  4. Sediments were washed from the continent into the sea along its northern margin. (Web site)
  5. Sediments are distributed on the continental margins (as Neritic sediments) and in the deep ocean basins (as Oceanic sediments).

Sediments Cement

  1. Minerals precipitated from the pore waters in these sediments cement together adjacent sediment grains.

Soft Bottom Sediments

  1. At that point in Earth 's history these rocks made up the soft bottom sediments of a large, shallow ocean, which stretched across much of North America. (Web site)

Nushagak Bay

  1. The entrance channel and basin are subject to rapid shoaling due to sediments from Nushagak Bay, and annual maintenance dredging is attempted each year.
  2. This lower diversity of Nushagak Bay is most likely due to its low salinity, high turbidity, and silty sediments. (Web site)

Volcanic Material

  1. Halloysite is a clay mineral formed mainly on volcanic material and does not normally contribute significant amounts to river sediments.

Landslides

  1. Landslides from the caldera rim thereafter formed debris fans and turbidite sediments on the lake bed. (Web site)

Subsidence

  1. Space for these sediments is called accommodation space and is due to subsidence of especially the transitional crust. (Web site)

Water Column

  1. Hypoxia can occur throughout the water column and also at high altitudes as well as near sediments on the bottom. (Web site)

Jurassic Sediments

  1. As sediments settled, the sea floor slowly subsided allowing many hundreds of metres of Jurassic sediments to accumulate. (Web site)
  2. Refractory white clay occurs in the eastern region, in the Carboniferous and Jurassic sediments, and is extracted from the 14th century near Gzhel.

Silurian Sediments

  1. Ordovician and Silurian sediments folded in the Caledonian Orogeny cover much of Wales, north and south. (Web site)
  2. Some authorities have suggested erosion of the primitive soil is the reason for the often brownish appearance of Silurian sediments. (Web site)

Soft Sediments

  1. At Badlands National Park, weird shapes are etched into a plateau of soft sediments and volcanic ash, revealing colorful bands of flat-lying strata.
  2. This may include soft sediments, rocks and logs as well as fish, water birds, amphibians, reptiles and sometimes one's self. (Web site)

Aquatic Sediments

  1. Research on bioavailability, toxicity, and environmental fate of TNT in aquatic sediments and heavy metal bioavailability in soil.

Accretionary Wedge

  1. It usually consists of sediments scraped off the subducting slab to form an accretionary wedge or prism, sometimes called the subduction complex.

Glacial Sediments

  1. Nushagak Bay is a vast glacial-estuarine landscape that has been dominated by glacial sediments for at least the last 150,000 years.

Subducted Sediments

  1. The consequent thin sedimentary cover makes it much easier to study arc infrastructure and determine the mass and composition of subducted sediments. (Web site)

Volcanic Rocks

  1. The Western Andes are much younger than the Eastern Andes, being formed of Tertiary, Pleistocene and Recent volcanic rocks rather than sediments.
  2. Because mostly volcanic rocks are weathering the sediments are lithic-rich.
  3. These fault-bounded basins are filled with volcanic rocks and continental sediments that include vertebrate fossils. (Web site)

Terrigenous Sediments

  1. The continental shelves are covered by terrigenous sediments; that is, those derived from erosion of the continents. (Web site)
  2. In the Early-Middle Carnian, this area is dominated by a marine transgression with marly limestone, pelagic, and terrigenous sediments.
  3. These terrigenous sediments occur mostly on the continental shelves, slopes, and rises, and they merge into abyssal plains.

Stream Sediments

  1. Depending on circumstance, geochemical exploration samples soils, rock and lake and stream sediments. (Web site)
  2. GEOCHEMICAL SIGNATURE: Resistant niobium or phosphate minerals in soils and stream sediments; F, Th and U in waters.
  3. Because of its resistance to weathering it is very common in stream sediments and in residual soils. (Web site)

Fine-Grained Sediments

  1. A fissile rock composed of layers of claylike, fine-grained sediments. (Web site)

Continental Sediments

  1. Marine and continental sediments of the Atlantic Coastal Plain, Cretaceous to Recent in age.
  2. Apart from continental sediments, rift basins normally also have part of their infill consisting of volcanic deposits. (Web site)
  3. The Shaydan and Shankol units are composed of oceanic rocks; the Toguzbulak unit, of continental sediments.

Clastic Sediments

  1. Chemical and Organic Sedimentary Rocks are the other main group of sediments besides clastic sediments.
  2. Eugeosyncline: The seaward part of a geosyncline; characterized by clastic sediments and volcanism.
  3. The processes of weathering tend to separate out the elements from an igneous rock, concentrating elements lower in the reaction series in clastic sediments. (Web site)

Original Sediments

  1. The original sediments that formed the black schists could have been shale and siltstone comparatively rich in carbonaceous materials.

Scooping

  1. The whale feeds mainly on benthic crustaceans which it eats by turning on its side (usually the right) and scooping up the sediments from the sea floor. (Web site)

Form Sedimentary Rocks

  1. These sediments can eventually form sedimentary rocks (see rock). (Web site)

Tertiary Sediments

  1. This clay layer, known as the "Fish Clay" in Europe, is widely accepted worldwide as the boundary between Cretaceous and Tertiary sediments.
  2. A biostratigraphy of Tertiary sediments deposited close to the continental margins has been developed by using remains of planktonic floras and faunas.
  3. Thick upper Tertiary sediments also underlie part of the shelf in eastern Sabah, extending landward across Dent Peninsula. (Web site)

Ocean Sediments

  1. Ocean sediments are composed of terrigenous, pelagic, and authigenic material.
  2. Thiomargarita namibiensis ("Sulfur pearl of Namibia ") is a gram-negative coccus Proteobacterium found in the ocean sediments of the continental shelf. (Web site)

Surface Sediments

  1. Even though the rates of sulfate use and sulfide production are highest in surface sediments, free sulfide does not always accumulate there. (Web site)

River Sediments

  1. Meanwhile, down in the Nile Delta the land is slowly sinking because of erosion due to the decrease in river sediments.
  2. For this reason it was commonly used by the gold diggers to extract gold from crushed rocks and river sediments. (Web site)
  3. New Orleans sits within a shallow depression underlain by unconsolidated (loosely settled) river sediments. (Web site)

Deep-Sea Sediments

  1. Dasch, J. (1969). Strontium isotopes in weathering profiles, deep-sea sediments, and sedimentary rocks. (Web site)

Lake Sediments

  1. The lake's wave activity eroded the geode-bearing rhyolite and redeposited the geodes several miles away in the Dugway geode bed area as lake sediments. (Web site)
  2. Similar peperite developed in Kissomlyó, a small tuff ring remnant, where dykes invaded lake sediments that formed within a tuff ring.
  3. Analyses of soil, till, and stream or lake sediments can indicate geochemical anomalies caused by mineralization in nearby bedrock.

Topography

  1. Fast-spreading ridges, with their subdued topography, lack the axial rift, and volcaniclastic sediments are rare.

West Antarctica

  1. We have discovered thermogenic hydrocarbons in unconsolidated Recent sediments from the King George Basin, Bransfield Strait, west Antarctica. (Web site)

Glaciers

  1. Rocks and sediments are added to glaciers through various processes. (Web site)

Algae

  1. The waters of Hungary’s Lake Balaton, the largest lake in Central Europe, appear bright green due to silty sediments and algae.

Sea Level

  1. Evidence of first settlement at the site has been made inaccessible by the rise of sea level and deposition of sediments from the Maeander. (Web site)

Tributaries

  1. Currently, we are examining spatial variation in Hg levels in fish, invertebrates, and sediments in the Rio Grande, the Pecos River, and their tributaries.

Boron

  1. As the tourmaline contains boron, there must have been some permeation of vapors from the granite into the sediments. (Web site)
  2. These include boron and carbon isotope ratios in certain types of marine sediments, and the number of stomata observed on fossil plant leaves. (Web site)

Eastward

  1. They suggest that a fault lies parallel with and westward of Fuerteventura, eastward of which the sediments on the sea floor are 6 km thick. (Web site)

Diamonds

  1. The diamonds, generated from coal or other carbon in sediments, are generally porous and coloured. (Web site)
  2. The diamonds found in the Tertiary sediments and present day rivers of Kalimantan, Thailand, Burma and Sumatra are characteristically similar. (Web site)

Wedge

  1. As a plate is subducted, much pore water is released early and flushed into the wedge of sediments scraped from the descending plate.

Upstream

  1. What the sediments are made of is clearly related to the types of rocks which are found upstream.

Uplift

  1. The sediments in this basin record a complicated Neogene history of folding, faulting, uplift, subsidence, and magmatic intrusion (12). (Web site)
  2. The uplift of the Caledonian orogeny brings most of Britain above sea-level and terrestrial sediments are shed off of the Caledonian mountains.

Wind

  1. Features described might include bedrock geology; surface material; and landslides, sediments deposited by wind, water, or ice, and geologic structures. (Web site)
  2. Usually, the rock pieces, called sediments, drop from the wind or water to make a layer. (Web site)
  3. These sediments are transported into the forearc basin either by wind or by turbidity currents.

Kerogen

  1. The sediments, as defined in this diagram, do not include the ~70 million GtC of carbonate rock and kerogen.

Fossil Fuels

  1. The reservoirs are the atmosphere, terrestrial biosphere (usually includes freshwater systems), oceans, and sediments (includes fossil fuels). (Web site)

Illite

  1. Montmorillonite converts to illite in sediments; illite, to muscovite under conditions of low- grade metamorphism.

Quartz

  1. Mineral content of the sediments in order to abundance are quartz, feldspars, magnetite, staurolite, hornblende, anatase and andalusite. (Web site)

Categories

  1. Matter > Materials > Rocks > Sedimentary Rocks
  2. Deposition
  3. Weathering
  4. Places > Earth > Geology > Cretaceous
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