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sedimentology

[‚sed·ə·mən′täl·ə·jē]
(geology)
The science concerned with the description, classification, origin, and interpretation of sediments and sedimentary rock.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Different basis of the classifications of sandstone have been described by many sedimentologists including Pettijohn (1975); Friedman (1961); Dott (1964) and Dickinson (1985).
Based on an elaborate series of measurements and an analysis of the physical-biological parameters, however, a research team of sedimentologists, paleontologists and forensic scientists has now managed to dispel the myth of exploding dinosaur carcasses.
In professional associations he held membership in the National Association of Geoscience Teachers (president, East Central Section, 1957), the Society of Economic Paleontologists and Mineralogists (vice president, 1979-1980; president, 1980-1981, Great Lakes Section), the Geological Society of America (fellow), the Society of Sedimentary Geology, the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, the Wyoming Geological Association, the International Association of Sedimentologists, and an honorary member of the Kentucky Society of Professional Geologists.
Their experimental and mathematical approach, however, is not familiar to general geologists, sedimentologists, soil scientists, civil engineers, and other experts in spite of their almost daily contact with argillaceous accumulations.
"The remedy that is being proposed is a remedy that Ecology's sedimentologists and engineers have determined would allow for long-term sustainability, even in the face of an earthquake," Sullivan said.
Sedimentologists at other sites found twenty-three-feet deep clay deposits in lake beds, showing that soil runoff, and thus agricultural decline, was a long-term problem.
Sedimentologists have an important perspective on extreme weather because many of the rocks that we see, particularly clastic rocks, are the deposits of floods or storms.
International Association of Sedimentologists (IAS) provided financial assistance for the AAS analysis.
Baker, VR, Kochel, RC, Patton, PC & Pickup, G 1983, Palaeohydrologic analysis of Holocene flood slack-water sediments, International Association of Sedimentologists (Special Publications 6, pp.